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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.
1970926320,792 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971914426,327 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972970318,460 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973994361,014 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974924136,518 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (226th)
by Genesis
1975972311,024 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976905156,990 Songs In The Key Of Life (140th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977900303,313 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978912155,374 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979923296,450 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash

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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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %

1970 106 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 102 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 90 9%
Artist Albums %

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

United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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