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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 43,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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1964
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1976
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2004
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1972
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1971
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2016
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1987
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2008
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 659 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 12 0%
1950s 272 3%
1960s 688 7%
1970s 1,522 15%
1980s 1,480 15%
1990s 1,827 18%
2000s 2,031 20%
2010s 2,158 22%
2020s 9 0%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,014 50%
United Kingdom 2,604 26%
Canada 450 5%
Mixed Nationality 271 3%
Australia 228 2%
Germany 186 2%
Sweden 157 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,711 97%
Yes 289 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,812 98%
Yes 188 2%
Popular  Charts
1. Top 500 Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2012)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
8. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
9. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
10. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Mojo (1995)
11. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
12. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
13. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
14. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
15. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
16. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
17. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
18. 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
19. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
20. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
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