2 April

The key albums from those artists who've made our list because they either have released compilations with more than eight million copies sold in the U S or have registered overall album sales of more than 20 million. Among those not already excluded (as seen on the 27 February post), Phil Collins is now excluded. As already noted, No Jacket Required comes from the 1985-1994 period from which most top sellers are being omitted. Furthermore, the two prior solo albums don't stand apart enough from the Genesis albums of the time. Indeed, I'd like to include a Genesis album from the post-Peter Gabriel era, but none of the albums have attained status as exemplary (either by commercial or critical standards) or epitomical of that period of the band.

ABBA - Arrival
Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic; Rocks
Alabama - Mountain Music
The Bee Gees - Main Course; Children of the World
Jimmy Buffett - Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
The Carpenters - A Song for You
Chicago - Chicago [II]
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard; Slowhand 
Patsy Cline - Showcase
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country; Green River; Willy and the Poor Boys; Cosmo's Factory
John Denver - Rocky Mountain High; Back Home Again
Neil Diamond - Hot August Night
Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World
The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street; The Captain and Me
Enya - Watermark
Foreigner - 4
Genesis - Selling England by the Pound; The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Heart - Heart
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection; Madman Across the Water; Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Journey - Escape
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd; Second Helping
Barry Manilow - Live
Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Natty Dread; Rastaman Vibration; Exodus
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow
The Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls; Dr. Feelgood
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes; Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
The Police - Synchronicity
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack; A Night at the Opera
R E O Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel; Simple Dreams
Rush - Moving Pictures
Sade - Diamond Life
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves
Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley; Every Picture Tells a Story; A Night on the Town
George Strait - Strait From the Heart
Barbara Streisand - The Barbara Streisand Album; People
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much.