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1984
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1993
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1959
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2012
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1947
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1975
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1996
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2003
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 271 3%
1960s 697 7%
1970s 1,528 15%
1980s 1,485 15%
1990s 1,821 18%
2000s 1,952 20%
2010s 2,144 21%
2020s 76 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Various Artists 27 0%
Miles Davis 26 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,068 51%
United Kingdom 2,569 26%
Canada 450 5%
Mixed Nationality 309 3%
Australia 219 2%
Germany 175 2%
Sweden 153 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,698 97%
Yes 302 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,776 98%
Yes 224 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,912 99%
Yes 88 1%
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