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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 42,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
1971
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4,971
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Year of Release:
1999
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4,932
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Year of Release:
1979
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4,924
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1999
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4,916
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Year of Release:
1983
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4,883
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Year of Release:
1974
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4,880
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Year of Release:
1955
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4,871
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1976
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4,866
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2003
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4,863
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1985
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4,846
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 40 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 272 3%
1960s 682 7%
1970s 1,527 15%
1980s 1,473 15%
1990s 1,842 18%
2000s 2,031 20%
2010s 2,161 22%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 27 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,008 50%
United Kingdom 2,605 26%
Canada 446 4%
Mixed Nationality 274 3%
Australia 227 2%
Germany 184 2%
Sweden 156 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,708 97%
Yes 292 3%
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3. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Mojo (1995)
8. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
9. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
10. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
12. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
13. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
14. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
15. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
16. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
17. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
18. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
19. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
20. 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
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