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Year of Release:
1997
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101,180
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1973
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93,656
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1969
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81,274
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1966
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74,154
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2000
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68,660
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Year of Release:
1967
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68,550
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2007
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64,644
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1975
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63,648
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1972
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62,829
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1967
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59,645
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 1 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 271 3%
1960s 696 7%
1970s 1,535 15%
1980s 1,486 15%
1990s 1,816 18%
2000s 1,952 20%
2010s 2,140 21%
2020s 78 1%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 5,043 50%
United Kingdom 2,593 26%
Canada 448 4%
Mixed Nationality 307 3%
Australia 219 2%
Germany 177 2%
Sweden 152 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,697 97%
Yes 303 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,773 98%
Yes 227 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,912 99%
Yes 88 1%
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