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1997
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76,377
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Year of Release:
1973
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70,822
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Year of Release:
1969
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65,393
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Year of Release:
1966
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56,795
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2000
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51,121
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2007
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51,013
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Year of Release:
1967
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50,928
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1975
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50,889
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Year of Release:
1972
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50,036
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Year of Release:
1967
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45,862
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 294 3%
1960s 740 7%
1970s 1,474 15%
1980s 1,450 15%
1990s 1,688 17%
2000s 1,797 18%
2010s 2,050 21%
2020s 480 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%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 4,990 50%
United Kingdom 2,657 27%
Canada 447 4%
Mixed Nationality 303 3%
Australia 225 2%
Germany 169 2%
Sweden 141 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,718 97%
Yes 282 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,722 97%
Yes 278 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,887 99%
Yes 113 1%
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6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
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14. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
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