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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 46,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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2014
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2019
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1995
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3578.
The Whole Story 
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1986
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405
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2012
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 358 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 271 3%
1960s 696 7%
1970s 1,538 15%
1980s 1,487 15%
1990s 1,814 18%
2000s 1,953 20%
2010s 2,137 21%
2020s 78 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,041 50%
United Kingdom 2,595 26%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 309 3%
Australia 219 2%
Germany 177 2%
Sweden 151 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,698 97%
Yes 302 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,772 98%
Yes 228 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,912 99%
Yes 88 1%
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