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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 22,000 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.
1970925320,333 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971912425,914 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972970317,710 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973994360,581 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974924136,516 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (225th)
by Genesis
1975969310,500 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976905157,038 Songs In The Key Of Life (140th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977900302,639 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978912155,075 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979923295,925 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,3342,782,231

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
191.

Larks' Tongues In AspicUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1973Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1973:23Rank Score:2,343
Rank in 1970s191Overall Rank:787
Average Rating:  80/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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192.

Every Picture Tells A StoryUnited Kingdom Rod Stewart
Year of Release:1971Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1971:26Rank Score:2,310
Rank in 1970s192Overall Rank:795
Average Rating:  75/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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193.

Before And After ScienceUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1977Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1977:22Rank Score:2,296
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:800
Average Rating:  80/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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194.

Just Another Diamond DayUnited Kingdom Vashti Bunyan
Year of Release:1970Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1970:30Rank Score:2,245
Rank in 1970s194Overall Rank:808
Average Rating:  81/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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195.

RelayerUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1974Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1974:13Rank Score:2,239
Rank in 1970s195Overall Rank:809
Average Rating:  76/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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196.

Heart Of The CongosJamaica The Congos
Year of Release:1977Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1977:23Rank Score:2,221
Rank in 1970s196Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  80/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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197.

Faust IVGermany Faust
Year of Release:1973Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1973:24Rank Score:2,208
Rank in 1970s197Overall Rank:819
Average Rating:  82/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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198.

Band Of GypsysUnited States Band Of Gypsys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1970:31Rank Score:2,170
Rank in 1970s198Overall Rank:832
Average Rating:  81/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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199.

Pretzel LogicUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1974Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1974:14Rank Score:2,134
Rank in 1970s199Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  79/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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200.

The SliderUnited Kingdom T. Rex
Year of Release:1972Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:2,100
Rank in 1970s200Overall Rank:854
Average Rating:  80/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 102 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 10 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 388 39%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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