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1987
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116
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1979
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1988
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1992
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1971
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1989
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2001
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2018
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 26 0%
1950s 288 3%
1960s 707 7%
1970s 1,540 15%
1980s 1,477 15%
1990s 1,771 18%
2000s 1,898 19%
2010s 2,073 21%
2020s 219 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 34 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,046 50%
United Kingdom 2,635 26%
Canada 454 5%
Mixed Nationality 302 3%
Australia 220 2%
Germany 170 2%
Sweden 146 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,706 97%
Yes 294 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,749 97%
Yes 251 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,885 99%
Yes 115 1%
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