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1974
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2022
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1992
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1990
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Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 25 0%
1950s 290 3%
1960s 713 7%
1970s 1,511 15%
1980s 1,469 15%
1990s 1,732 17%
2000s 1,860 19%
2010s 2,072 21%
2020s 327 3%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 33 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 27 0%
Miles Davis 26 0%
Neil Young 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,037 50%
United Kingdom 2,641 26%
Canada 449 4%
Mixed Nationality 292 3%
Australia 222 2%
Germany 166 2%
Sweden 142 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,704 97%
Yes 296 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,734 97%
Yes 266 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,888 99%
Yes 112 1%
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