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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 20,000 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.
1970788299,541 After The Gold Rush (76th)
by Neil Young
1971798400,967 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972872292,931 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973882338,916 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974822126,286 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (231st)
by Genesis
1975850288,898 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976804145,582 Songs In The Key Of Life (139th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977812282,475 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978820146,173 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979813276,421 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash

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 Fleetwood Mac.
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %

1970 106 11%
1971 104 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 108 11%
1974 99 10%
1975 105 11%
1976 80 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 112 11%
1979 87 9%
Artist Albums %

David Bowie 10 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
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Country Albums %

United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 377 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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