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Year of Release:
1986
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1981
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2014
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1975
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2013
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2019
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1998
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1996
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1969
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2017
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 517 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 24 0%
1950s 270 3%
1960s 700 7%
1970s 1,522 15%
1980s 1,466 15%
1990s 1,819 18%
2000s 1,968 20%
2010s 2,156 22%
2020s 74 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 36 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 30 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 27 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,048 50%
United Kingdom 2,589 26%
Canada 454 5%
Mixed Nationality 290 3%
Australia 226 2%
Germany 176 2%
Sweden 153 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,699 97%
Yes 301 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,787 98%
Yes 213 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,914 99%
Yes 86 1%
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11. The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 by NPR (2020)
12. The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked by The Line Of Best Fit (2020)
13. The 60 Best Albums of 2020 by PopMatters (2020)
14. BPM’s Top 50 Albums Of 2020 by Beats Per Minute (2020)
15. The 50 best albums of 2020 by New Music Express (2020)
16. Best Albums of 2020 by Northern Transmissions (2020)
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