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Year of Release:
1966
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31,444
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2010
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31,086
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Year of Release:
1989
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30,108
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1989
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29,901
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1979
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29,599
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1977
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29,349
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2012
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28,836
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Year of Release:
1967
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28,340
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1971
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28,110
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1959
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27,911
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 26 0%
1950s 284 3%
1960s 708 7%
1970s 1,545 15%
1980s 1,480 15%
1990s 1,778 18%
2000s 1,905 19%
2010s 2,067 21%
2020s 206 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 35 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
Various Artists 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,054 51%
United Kingdom 2,619 26%
Canada 455 5%
Mixed Nationality 311 3%
Australia 217 2%
Germany 170 2%
Sweden 143 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,706 97%
Yes 294 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,753 98%
Yes 247 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,884 99%
Yes 116 1%
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