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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 26,000 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.
19701,067349,034 After The Gold Rush (78th)
by Neil Young
19711,088467,618 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,148350,422 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,133395,717 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,035153,716 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (217th)
by Genesis
19751,115339,874 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,031173,547 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,022334,542 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,026170,582 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,046319,062 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total10,7113,054,114

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:2,742 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:149,053
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,305 votes)
Comments: 371 comments
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2.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,042 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:91,263
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,569 votes)
Comments: 195 comments
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3.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,857 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:85,372
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,427 votes)
Comments: 190 comments
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4.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,884 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:83,389
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,044 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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5.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,830 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:76,045
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,067 votes)
Comments: 187 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,410 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:57,928
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,159 votes)
Comments: 157 comments
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7.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,439 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:51,988
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,688 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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8.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,222 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:47,844
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,525 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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9.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,239 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:43,484
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,461 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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10.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,134 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:42,387
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,337 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 108 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 99 10%
1976 80 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 14 1%
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