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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 17,000 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.
1970578264,339 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971617352,589 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972660253,953 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973681297,919 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974633107,670 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (231st)
by Genesis
1975642254,171 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976624127,577 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977628248,052 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978628125,379 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979642243,786 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,3332,275,435

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 Queen.
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1.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:1,997 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:114,508
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (2,225 votes)
Comments: 253 comments
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2.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,540 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:72,859
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,757 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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3.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,452 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:67,480
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,448 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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4.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,292 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:62,375
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,579 votes)
Comments: 117 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:1,215 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:52,287
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,295 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,026 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:43,776
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,422 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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7.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,090 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:43,367
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,185 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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8.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:930 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:39,464
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,065 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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9.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:820 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:33,352
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (927 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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10.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:861 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:31,098
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:36
Average Rating:  84/100 (962 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 114 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 83 8%
1977 92 9%
1978 114 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Santana 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 400 40%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Italy 17 2%
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