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Year of Release:
1971
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3,277
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2018
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3,277
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Year of Release:
1972
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3,271
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2001
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3,247
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2018
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2015
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3,239
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Year of Release:
2002
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3,233
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1994
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3,230
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Year of Release:
1973
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3,229
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1980
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3,224
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 56 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 294 3%
1960s 736 7%
1970s 1,473 15%
1980s 1,451 15%
1990s 1,689 17%
2000s 1,800 18%
2010s 2,047 20%
2020s 483 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 24 0%
Pink Floyd 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 4,992 50%
United Kingdom 2,655 27%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 304 3%
Australia 225 2%
Germany 168 2%
Sweden 142 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,719 97%
Yes 281 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,722 97%
Yes 278 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,887 99%
Yes 113 1%
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