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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 19,000 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.
1970663285,129 After The Gold Rush (76th)
by Neil Young
1971693382,544 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972752278,531 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973778322,399 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974733118,435 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (231st)
by Genesis
1975748275,814 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976710137,187 Songs in the Key of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977730266,515 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978734138,015 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979736264,515 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total7,2772,469,085

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.

Pretzel LogicUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1974Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1974:13Rank Score:2,074
Rank in 1970s191Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  79/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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192.

The SliderUnited Kingdom T. Rex
Year of Release:1972Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:2,063
Rank in 1970s192Overall Rank:791
Average Rating:  80/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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193.

Faust IVGermany Faust
Year of Release:1973Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1973:23Rank Score:1,986
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:813
Average Rating:  83/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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194.

Excitable BoyUnited States Warren Zevon
Year of Release:1978Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1978:18Rank Score:1,964
Rank in 1970s194Overall Rank:821
Average Rating:  78/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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195.

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!United States Devo
Year of Release:1978Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1978:19Rank Score:1,960
Rank in 1970s195Overall Rank:824
Average Rating:  80/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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196.

Brain Salad SurgeryUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1973Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1973:24Rank Score:1,926
Rank in 1970s196Overall Rank:837
Average Rating:  76/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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197.

Larks' Tongues In AspicUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1973Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1973:25Rank Score:1,898
Rank in 1970s197Overall Rank:845
Average Rating:  79/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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198.

Nursery CrymeUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1971Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1971:26Rank Score:1,898
Rank in 1970s198Overall Rank:846
Average Rating:  80/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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199.

Band Of GypsysUnited States Band Of Gypsys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1970:29Rank Score:1,879
Rank in 1970s199Overall Rank:853
Average Rating:  81/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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200.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1970Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1970:30Rank Score:1,873
Rank in 1970s200Overall Rank:856
Average Rating:  80/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 107 11%
1972 102 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 79 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 113 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 386 39%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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