Special Report

50 Greatest Pop Albums of All Time

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40. Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
> Release date: March 3, 1975
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 6 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 48
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 16
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #144

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39. U2, The Joshua Tree
> Release date: March 9, 1987
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 9 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 121
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 10
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #135

38. Madonna, The Immaculate Collection
> Release date: November 13, 1990
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #2 (for 2 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 148
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 10
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #138

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37. The Beatles, Rubber Soul
> Release date: December 6, 1965
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 6 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 70
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 6
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #35

36. The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die
> Release date: September 13, 1994
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #15 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 61
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 6
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #22

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