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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.
1970952330,176 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971971437,910 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,036329,198 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,032370,033 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974953141,962 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (224th)
by Genesis
19751,015318,962 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976937160,161 Songs In The Key Of Life (139th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977932313,208 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978945159,857 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (171st)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979956301,175 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,7292,862,641

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:2,546 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:140,180
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,056 votes)
Comments: 351 comments
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2.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,919 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:86,718
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,400 votes)
Comments: 181 comments
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3.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,790 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:80,187
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,904 votes)
Comments: 173 comments
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4.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,712 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:79,546
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,234 votes)
Comments: 174 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:1,680 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:70,570
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,868 votes)
Comments: 178 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,298 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:54,343
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,981 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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7.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,344 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:49,723
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,571 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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8.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,146 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:45,918
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,422 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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9.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,055 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:40,307
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,236 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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10.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,134 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:40,096
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,327 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 108 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 98 10%
1975 102 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 10 1%
David Bowie 10 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Various Artists 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 385 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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