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RankAlbumArtist
31.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,496 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,439
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,860 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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32.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,620 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:54,136
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,887 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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33.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,507 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:49,684
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,763 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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34.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,395 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:49,306
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,676 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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35.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,480 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:49,138
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:35
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,964 votes)
Comments: 190 comments
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36.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,451 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:49,012
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,681 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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37.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,482 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:48,702
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,138 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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38.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,267 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:47,105
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,724 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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39.

Remain In LightUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,462 charts
Rank in 1980:1Rank Score:46,025
Rank in 1980s5Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,651 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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40.

The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,472 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:45,935
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,188 votes)
Comments: 213 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 208 2%
1960s 643 6%
1970s 1520 15%
1980s 1503 15%
1990s 1997 20%
2000s 2421 24%
2010s 1701 17%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
Various Artists 32 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 28 0%
Frank Zappa 25 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5077 51%
United Kingdom 2650 27%
Canada 465 5%
Australia 232 2%
Mixed Nationality 200 2%
Germany 171 2%
Sweden 155 2%
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