The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007) United States

Established in 1958 as the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), the Association changed its name to the Music Business Association in October 2013. These are their best albums of all time. The Definitive 200 was developed by NARM, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in celebration of the art form of the record album.
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1967
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50,338
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1973
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70,313
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1982
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16,980
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Year of Release:
1971
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43,932
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1987
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19,777
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Year of Release:
1972
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22,433
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1971
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7,194
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Year of Release:
1965
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30,943
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1966
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44,791
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1991
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41,993
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The Definitive 200 composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 12 12%
1970s 33 33%
1980s 18 18%
1990s 24 24%
2000s 12 12%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 4 4%
Led Zeppelin 4 4%
The Rolling Stones 3 3%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
Various Artists 3 3%
U2 2 2%
AC/DC 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 62 62%
United Kingdom 24 24%
Canada 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Australia 2 2%
Ireland 2 2%
Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 96 96%
Yes 4 4%
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[National Association of Recording Merchandisers was founded in 1958 and disbanded in 2013.]

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75/100
From 09/27/2022 21:49
Pretty solid top 20, then it starts being too comercial. Very US centric too.
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From 03/29/2022 07:06
This is great lit. Pearl Jam is an odd choice tho, especially over Led Zep 4!
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From 05/03/2021 06:45
okoverall yet Where are the smiths and radiohead?
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From 04/17/2021 10:59
Top 10 excellent, top 20 ok mais ça part un peut en cacahuètes apres!
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From 07/29/2020 16:26
Overall i agree, nevermind by nirvana should be a little higher though...
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From 06/27/2020 15:58
Some excellent choices. Meanwhile... DIXIE CHICKS, NELLY, CREED, USHER, 50 CENT, even muthafreakin KID ROCK wtf?? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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From 06/19/2020 15:23
Not terrible. Not the best list either. Popularity oriented it seems. Best example would be the Biggie and Pac records chosen, NOT their best.
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From 06/06/2020 15:39
Dixie Chicks twice?? Nelly? Faith Hill? OK, some good choices as well, but some r.e.a.l. bad ones too.
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From 01/15/2020 06:05
Needs some Radiohead
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From 03/20/2019 03:27
Bad for a recognized chart (RS Top 100 is better)
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