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Year of Release:
1966
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2,372
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1969
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2,371
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1989
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2,369
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2016
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2,354
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Year of Release:
1981
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2,351
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1988
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2,342
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1972
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2,339
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1977
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2,330
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1993
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2,326
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2018
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2,324
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 80 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 23 0%
1950s 278 3%
1960s 706 7%
1970s 1,559 16%
1980s 1,471 15%
1990s 1,792 18%
2000s 1,902 19%
2010s 2,098 21%
2020s 170 2%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 35 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 31 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 25 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,039 50%
United Kingdom 2,615 26%
Canada 451 5%
Mixed Nationality 327 3%
Australia 211 2%
Germany 179 2%
Sweden 147 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,701 97%
Yes 299 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,765 98%
Yes 235 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,897 99%
Yes 103 1%
Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. Parallel Lines by Blondie
3. The Cars by The Cars
4. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
5. Van Halen by Van Halen
6. Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
7. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
8. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
9. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
10. Hemispheres by Rush
11. More Songs About Buildings And Food by Talking Heads
12. 3rd by Big Star
13. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
14. Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
15. All Mod Cons by The Jam
16. Chairs Missing by Wire
17. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
18. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! by Devo
19. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
20. Powerage by AC/DC
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