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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.
1970559259,446 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971594346,378 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972643250,209 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973666294,070 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625105,659 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (233rd)
by Genesis
1975625251,551 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976604125,328 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977615244,295 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978617123,959 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979631241,146 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1792,242,041

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:819
Average Rating: 81/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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192.

ArtaudArgentina Pescado Rabioso
Year of Release:1973Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1973:23Rank Score:1,814
Rank in 1970s192Overall Rank:821
Average Rating: 78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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193.

The Basement TapesMixed Nationality Bob Dylan & The Band
Year of Release:1975Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1975:13Rank Score:1,809
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:824
Average Rating: 77/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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194.

The SliderUnited Kingdom T. Rex
Year of Release:1972Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1972:19Rank Score:1,799
Rank in 1970s194Overall Rank:828
Average Rating: 80/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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195.

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!United States Devo
Year of Release:1978Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1978:18Rank Score:1,795
Rank in 1970s195Overall Rank:832
Average Rating: 79/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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196.

CurtisUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1970Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1970:29Rank Score:1,761
Rank in 1970s196Overall Rank:845
Average Rating: 80/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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197.

Hosianna MantraGermany Popol Vuh
Year of Release:1972Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:1,746
Rank in 1970s197Overall Rank:849
Average Rating: 80/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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198.

Heart Of The CongosJamaica The Congos
Year of Release:1977Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1977:24Rank Score:1,737
Rank in 1970s198Overall Rank:852
Average Rating: 78/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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199.

SunflowerUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1970:30Rank Score:1,736
Rank in 1970s199Overall Rank:853
Average Rating: 78/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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200.

JailbreakIreland Thin Lizzy
Year of Release:1976Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1976:14Rank Score:1,720
Rank in 1970s200Overall Rank:861
Average Rating: 80/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 105 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 98 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 398 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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