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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 17,000 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.
1970596269,638 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971638357,637 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972678258,167 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973697302,448 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974652110,632 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (226th)
by Genesis
1975658257,575 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976647129,018 Ramones (134th)
by Ramones
1977648251,431 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978653127,816 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979667247,109 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,5342,311,471

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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RankAlbumArtist
191.

The SliderUnited Kingdom T. Rex
Year of Release:1972Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1972:19Rank Score:1,870
Rank in 1970s191Overall Rank:812
Average Rating:  80/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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192.

DesertshoreGermany Nico
Year of Release:1970Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1970:29Rank Score:1,862
Rank in 1970s192Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  79/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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193.

ArtaudArgentina Pescado Rabioso
Year of Release:1973Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1973:23Rank Score:1,838
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:821
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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194.

Larks' Tongues In AspicUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1973Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1973:24Rank Score:1,837
Rank in 1970s194Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  79/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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195.

Band Of GypsysUnited States Band Of Gypsys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1970:30Rank Score:1,831
Rank in 1970s195Overall Rank:825
Average Rating:  81/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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196.

A Farewell To KingsCanada Rush
Year of Release:1977Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1977:23Rank Score:1,816
Rank in 1970s196Overall Rank:831
Average Rating:  77/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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197.

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!United States Devo
Year of Release:1978Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1978:18Rank Score:1,808
Rank in 1970s197Overall Rank:833
Average Rating:  79/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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198.

Hosianna MantraGermany Popol Vuh
Year of Release:1972Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:1,767
Rank in 1970s198Overall Rank:844
Average Rating:  80/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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199.

Faust IVGermany Faust
Year of Release:1973Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1973:25Rank Score:1,748
Rank in 1970s199Overall Rank:855
Average Rating:  82/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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200.

JailbreakIreland Thin Lizzy
Year of Release:1976Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1976:14Rank Score:1,729
Rank in 1970s200Overall Rank:864
Average Rating:  80/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 100 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 115 12%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 79 8%
1977 94 9%
1978 114 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Santana 10 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 396 40%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 29 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 19 2%
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