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Year of Release:
1997
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6,334
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1978
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6,267
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2016
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6,259
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Year of Release:
1971
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6,253
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2011
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6,240
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Year of Release:
1973
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6,212
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2001
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6,212
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Year of Release:
1968
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6,194
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2001
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6,129
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1999
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6,123
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 31 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 26 0%
1950s 287 3%
1960s 705 7%
1970s 1,536 15%
1980s 1,483 15%
1990s 1,773 18%
2000s 1,901 19%
2010s 2,072 21%
2020s 216 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 35 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,047 50%
United Kingdom 2,635 26%
Canada 449 4%
Mixed Nationality 302 3%
Australia 219 2%
Germany 172 2%
Sweden 146 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,705 97%
Yes 295 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,751 98%
Yes 249 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,886 99%
Yes 114 1%
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