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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.
1970582265,272 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971618353,302 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972665254,651 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973686298,288 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974635107,987 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (232nd)
by Genesis
1975642254,595 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976631127,641 Ramones (130th)
by Ramones
1977634248,369 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978634125,572 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979646243,984 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,3732,279,660

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:111 charts
Rank in 1972:19Rank Score:1,868
Rank in 1970s191Overall Rank:813
Average Rating:  80/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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192.

ArtaudArgentina Pescado Rabioso
Year of Release:1973Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1973:23Rank Score:1,837
Rank in 1970s192Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  79/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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193.

Larks' Tongues In AspicUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1973Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1973:24Rank Score:1,821
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:830
Average Rating:  79/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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194.

Band Of GypsysUnited States Band Of Gypsys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1970:29Rank Score:1,819
Rank in 1970s194Overall Rank:833
Average Rating:  81/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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195.

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!United States Devo
Year of Release:1978Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1978:18Rank Score:1,815
Rank in 1970s195Overall Rank:835
Average Rating:  79/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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196.

A Farewell To KingsCanada Rush
Year of Release:1977Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1977:23Rank Score:1,793
Rank in 1970s196Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  77/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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197.

Hosianna MantraGermany Popol Vuh
Year of Release:1972Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:1,781
Rank in 1970s197Overall Rank:846
Average Rating:  80/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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198.

The Basement TapesMixed Nationality Bob Dylan & The Band
Year of Release:1975Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1975:13Rank Score:1,748
Rank in 1970s198Overall Rank:853
Average Rating:  77/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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199.

SunflowerUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1970:30Rank Score:1,730
Rank in 1970s199Overall Rank:866
Average Rating:  78/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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200.

DesertshoreGermany Nico
Year of Release:1970Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1970:31Rank Score:1,725
Rank in 1970s200Overall Rank:867
Average Rating:  79/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 114 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 83 8%
1977 92 9%
1978 114 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 400 40%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Italy 17 2%
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