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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.
1970560259,974 After The Gold Rush (75th)
by Neil Young
1971594347,211 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972643250,662 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973666294,529 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625106,089 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (230th)
by Genesis
1975625251,852 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976604125,646 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977615244,539 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978617124,409 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (172nd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979631241,380 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1802,246,290

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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191.

Band Of GypsysUnited States Band Of Gypsys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1970:28Rank Score:1,817
Rank in 1970s191Overall Rank:822
Average Rating: 81/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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192.

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!United States Devo
Year of Release:1978Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1978:18Rank Score:1,811
Rank in 1970s192Overall Rank:825
Average Rating: 79/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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193.

ArtaudArgentina Pescado Rabioso
Year of Release:1973Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1973:23Rank Score:1,808
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:828
Average Rating: 78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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194.

The Basement TapesMixed Nationality Bob Dylan & The Band
Year of Release:1975Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1975:13Rank Score:1,806
Rank in 1970s194Overall Rank:830
Average Rating: 77/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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195.

The SliderUnited Kingdom T. Rex
Year of Release:1972Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1972:19Rank Score:1,803
Rank in 1970s195Overall Rank:831
Average Rating: 80/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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196.

Heart Of The CongosJamaica The Congos
Year of Release:1977Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1977:24Rank Score:1,788
Rank in 1970s196Overall Rank:839
Average Rating: 79/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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197.

CurtisUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1970Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1970:29Rank Score:1,764
Rank in 1970s197Overall Rank:844
Average Rating: 80/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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198.

Hosianna MantraGermany Popol Vuh
Year of Release:1972Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:1,742
Rank in 1970s198Overall Rank:853
Average Rating: 80/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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199.

SunflowerUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1970:30Rank Score:1,742
Rank in 1970s199Overall Rank:854
Average Rating: 78/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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200.

JailbreakIreland Thin Lizzy
Year of Release:1976Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1976:14Rank Score:1,722
Rank in 1970s200Overall Rank:861
Average Rating: 80/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 105 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 99 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 90 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%
Santana 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 397 40%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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