"And now I'm older, Gotta get up clean the place"

- Nick Drake
 

Best Albums of the 1970s

« View best albums of the 1960sView best albums of the 1980s »

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
1970s decade summary
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.
1970637277,517 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971668372,649 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972719269,790 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973744314,755 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974699115,759 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (228th)
by Genesis
1975709269,313 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976685135,096 Ramones (134th)
by Ramones
1977690260,591 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978692134,299 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (176th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979712258,135 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,9552,407,905

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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: | Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:2,125 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:121,348
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (2,395 votes)
Comments: 285 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
2.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,624 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:76,319
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,883 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
3.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,528 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:70,417
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,544 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
4.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,399 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:67,150
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,716 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
5.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,293 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:55,274
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,388 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,102 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:46,850
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,547 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
7.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,171 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:45,186
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,250 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
8.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:995 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:41,791
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,136 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
9.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:877 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:35,004
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (988 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
10.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:924 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:32,656
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,026 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 103 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 92 9%
1978 111 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Yes 8 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 16 2%
Show all

« View best albums of the 1960sView best albums of the 1980s »

BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Buy from your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


    Copyright © 2005-2014 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt