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Best Albums of the 1970s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
1970558257,278 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971591342,821 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972641246,971 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973661290,661 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974618103,280 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (233rd)
by Genesis
1975618248,182 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976601123,875 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977609241,511 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978614122,754 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979629238,201 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1402,215,535

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Queen.
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1.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:1,953 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:112,111
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: 92/100 (2,153 votes)
Comments: 243 comments
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2.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,503 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:70,943
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,696 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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3.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,423 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:66,229
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,398 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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4.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,259 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:60,827
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,517 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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5.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,191 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:51,390
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,255 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:991 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:42,655
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,367 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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7.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,056 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:42,043
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,140 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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8.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:906 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:38,604
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,028 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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9.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:798 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:32,909
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: 87/100 (906 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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10.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:831 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:30,057
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: 84/100 (932 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 109 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 80 8%
1977 89 9%
1978 117 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Santana 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 397 40%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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