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1981
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1968
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1972
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1998
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1979
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 270 3%
1960s 694 7%
1970s 1,544 15%
1980s 1,485 15%
1990s 1,815 18%
2000s 1,945 19%
2010s 2,140 21%
2020s 81 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 5,019 50%
United Kingdom 2,603 26%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 314 3%
Australia 220 2%
Germany 179 2%
Sweden 154 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,698 97%
Yes 302 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,771 98%
Yes 229 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,912 99%
Yes 88 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
12. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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