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Year of Release:
2011
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5,814
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Year of Release:
1971
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5,809
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1980
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5,807
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War 
Ireland U2
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1983
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5,730
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1980
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5,722
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Year of Release:
1993
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5,715
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1997
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5,685
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2005
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5,652
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2010
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5,588
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2008
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5,587
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 35 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 23 0%
1950s 274 3%
1960s 696 7%
1970s 1,538 15%
1980s 1,474 15%
1990s 1,805 18%
2000s 1,941 19%
2010s 2,131 21%
2020s 117 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 36 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 33 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 25 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,018 50%
United Kingdom 2,605 26%
Canada 454 5%
Mixed Nationality 334 3%
Australia 218 2%
Germany 173 2%
Sweden 152 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,691 97%
Yes 309 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,771 98%
Yes 229 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,906 99%
Yes 94 1%
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