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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 23,000 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.
1970931324,223 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971937431,518 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972979322,139 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,008364,825 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974928138,185 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (225th)
by Genesis
1975985314,328 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976912158,839 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977908307,074 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978922156,276 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979924298,820 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,4342,816,227

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:147 charts
Rank in 1973:23Rank Score:2,323
Rank in 1970s191Overall Rank:792
Average Rating:  80/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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192.

Every Picture Tells A StoryUnited Kingdom Rod Stewart
Year of Release:1971Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1971:26Rank Score:2,311
Rank in 1970s192Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  75/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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193.

Before And After ScienceUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1977Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1977:22Rank Score:2,304
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:800
Average Rating:  80/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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194.

RelayerUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1974Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1974:13Rank Score:2,285
Rank in 1970s194Overall Rank:808
Average Rating:  77/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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195.

Just Another Diamond DayUnited Kingdom Vashti Bunyan
Year of Release:1970Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1970:30Rank Score:2,268
Rank in 1970s195Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  82/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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196.

Heart Of The CongosJamaica The Congos
Year of Release:1977Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1977:23Rank Score:2,250
Rank in 1970s196Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  80/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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197.

Teaser And The FirecatUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1971Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1971:27Rank Score:2,229
Rank in 1970s197Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  79/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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198.

Veedon FleeceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1974Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1974:14Rank Score:2,214
Rank in 1970s198Overall Rank:826
Average Rating:  79/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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199.

Faust IVGermany Faust
Year of Release:1973Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1973:24Rank Score:2,186
Rank in 1970s199Overall Rank:835
Average Rating:  82/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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200.

Band Of GypsysUnited States Band Of Gypsys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1970:31Rank Score:2,170
Rank in 1970s200Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  81/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 10 1%
David Bowie 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
Santana 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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