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Year of Release:
1977
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33,997
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Year of Release:
1991
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33,318
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1995
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32,696
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2001
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32,616
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1969
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31,500
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1965
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30,700
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1980
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30,327
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Year of Release:
1965
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30,251
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Year of Release:
1979
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29,653
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Year of Release:
1967
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28,921
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 3 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 292 3%
1960s 735 7%
1970s 1,475 15%
1980s 1,458 15%
1990s 1,687 17%
2000s 1,791 18%
2010s 2,041 20%
2020s 494 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 25 0%
Various Artists 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 4,992 50%
United Kingdom 2,663 27%
Canada 448 4%
Mixed Nationality 301 3%
Australia 225 2%
Germany 168 2%
Sweden 141 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,717 97%
Yes 283 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,721 97%
Yes 279 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,887 99%
Yes 113 1%
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