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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.
19701,068349,538 After The Gold Rush (78th)
by Neil Young
19711,089467,906 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,148350,650 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,135395,825 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,041153,763 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (216th)
by Genesis
19751,116340,143 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,031173,681 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,022334,919 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,027170,852 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,046319,356 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total10,7233,056,633

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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921.

American Stars 'N BarsCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1977Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,139
Average Rating:  75/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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922.

All 'n AllUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1977Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1977:87Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,141
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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923.

Wishbone AshUnited Kingdom Wishbone Ash
Year of Release:1970Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,147
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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924.

Approximately Infinite UniverseJapan Yoko Ono
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:101Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,152
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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925.

No More HeroesUnited Kingdom The Stranglers
Year of Release:1977Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1977:88Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,162
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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926.


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Disco ClubFrance Black Devil
Year of Release:1978Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1978:102Rank Score:257
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,172
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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927.

CabrettaUnited States Mink DeVille
Year of Release:1977Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1977:89Rank Score:257
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,186
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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928.

Storia Di Un ImpiegatoItaly Fabrizio De AndrĂ©
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:102Rank Score:256
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,191
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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929.

The Best Of Leonard Cohen
Compilation
Canada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:256
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,196
Average Rating:  79/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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930.

MisfitsUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1978Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1978:103Rank Score:256
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,197
Average Rating:  73/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 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 394 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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