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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 21,000 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.
1970828296,588 After The Gold Rush (76th)
by Neil Young
1971828413,052 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972897298,149 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973905343,845 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974841129,124 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (225th)
by Genesis
1975891294,540 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976846148,581 Songs In The Key Of Life (139th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977846286,083 Rumours (35th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978854147,685 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (171st)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979847281,162 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 103 10%
1971 103 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 109 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 106 11%
1976 82 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 111 11%
1979 90 9%
Artist Albums %

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

United States 394 39%
United Kingdom 376 38%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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