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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 52,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
1986
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3,544
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Year of Release:
1987
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3,536
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Year of Release:
2014
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3,520
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Year of Release:
1977
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3,516
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Year of Release:
1976
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3,515
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Year of Release:
1973
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3,513
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Year of Release:
1981
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3,511
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Year of Release:
1999
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3,511
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Year of Release:
1988
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3,509
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Year of Release:
1997
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3,507
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 52 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 292 3%
1960s 736 7%
1970s 1,468 15%
1980s 1,457 15%
1990s 1,689 17%
2000s 1,809 18%
2010s 2,060 21%
2020s 463 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 39 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,006 50%
United Kingdom 2,654 27%
Canada 445 4%
Mixed Nationality 300 3%
Australia 228 2%
Germany 166 2%
Sweden 140 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,723 97%
Yes 278 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,720 97%
Yes 281 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,889 99%
Yes 112 1%
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5. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
9. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
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14. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
15. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
16. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
17. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
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