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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 25,000 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.
19701,037342,955 Paranoid (78th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,056460,080 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,122345,196 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,109389,102 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,020150,008 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (220th)
by Genesis
19751,098335,253 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,016170,054 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,003328,174 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,004167,575 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (171st)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,021313,911 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total10,4863,002,307

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
921.

No More HeroesUnited Kingdom The Stranglers
Year of Release:1977Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1977:89Rank Score:256
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,063
Average Rating:  78/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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922.

The Best Of Leonard Cohen
Compilation
Canada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:256
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,066
Average Rating:  79/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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923.

Wings At The Speed Of SoundUnited Kingdom Wings
Year of Release:1976Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1976:78Rank Score:256
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,073
Average Rating:  70/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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924.


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L'Enfant Assassin Des MouchesFrance Jean-Claude Vannier
Year of Release:1972Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1972:96Rank Score:255
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,080
Average Rating:  72/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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925.

SoundtracksGermany Can
Year of Release:1970Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1970:98Rank Score:255
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,084
Average Rating:  80/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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926.

Storia Di Un ImpiegatoItaly Fabrizio De AndrĂ©
Year of Release:1973Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1973:102Rank Score:255
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,086
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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927.

Live At Carnegie HallUnited States Bill Withers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:254
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,096
Average Rating:  76/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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928.

Teenage HeadUnited States The Flamin' Groovies
Year of Release:1971Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,107
Average Rating:  77/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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929.

Shooting At The MoonUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1970Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1970:99Rank Score:251
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,144
Average Rating:  75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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930.

BandolierUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1975Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:250
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,162
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 109 11%
1972 107 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 99 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 10 1%
David Bowie 10 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 391 39%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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