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RankAlbumArtist
21.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,945 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:75,245
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,220 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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22.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,850 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:71,419
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,607 votes)
Comments: 205 comments
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23.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,776 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:68,775
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,729 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,887 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:66,601
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,354 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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25.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,710 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:63,416
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,872 votes)
Comments: 257 comments
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26.

The DoorsUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,822 charts
Rank in 1967:3Rank Score:60,849
Rank in 1960s9Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,217 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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27.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,700 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:57,867
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,040 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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28.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,520 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:57,855
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,888 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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29.

The Stone RosesUnited Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1989Appears in:1,550 charts
Rank in 1989:2Rank Score:55,968
Rank in 1980s3Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,782 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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30.

Are You ExperiencedUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,669 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:54,701
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,961 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 208 2%
1960s 643 6%
1970s 1520 15%
1980s 1503 15%
1990s 1997 20%
2000s 2421 24%
2010s 1701 17%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
Various Artists 32 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 28 0%
Frank Zappa 25 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5077 51%
United Kingdom 2650 27%
Canada 465 5%
Australia 232 2%
Mixed Nationality 200 2%
Germany 171 2%
Sweden 155 2%
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