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Listed below are the overall rankings for the best albums in history as determined by their aggregate positions in over 52,000 different greatest album charts on BestEverAlbums.com!

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Year of Release:
2016
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14,562
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Year of Release:
1963
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14,097
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1997
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14,017
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Year of Release:
1969
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13,970
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1991
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13,816
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2007
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13,796
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1988
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13,759
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1993
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13,677
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1975
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13,605
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2002
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13,586
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 10 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 2 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 292 3%
1960s 736 7%
1970s 1,467 15%
1980s 1,458 15%
1990s 1,689 17%
2000s 1,809 18%
2010s 2,061 21%
2020s 465 5%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 39 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Miles Davis 27 0%
Various Artists 26 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,007 50%
United Kingdom 2,656 27%
Canada 446 4%
Mixed Nationality 300 3%
Australia 229 2%
Germany 167 2%
Sweden 140 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,731 97%
Yes 278 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,727 97%
Yes 282 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,897 99%
Yes 112 1%
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5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
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