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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 22,000 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.
1970897312,286 After The Gold Rush (76th)
by Neil Young
1971885415,276 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972947308,526 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973958351,598 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974895133,346 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (222nd)
by Genesis
1975939301,239 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976881152,812 Songs In The Key Of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977880293,996 Rumours (35th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978893152,049 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (169th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979890289,653 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 101 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 102 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %

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

United States 391 39%
United Kingdom 380 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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