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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 14,000 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.
1970516236,433 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971540315,322 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972588224,974 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973598268,973 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
197454393,376 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (238th)
by Genesis
1975554229,578 Wish You Were Here (15th)
by Pink Floyd
1976538114,820 Ramones (134th)
by Ramones
1977531221,003 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978539113,277 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979543221,828 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total5,4902,039,582

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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921.

Hölderlins TraumGermany Hölderlin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:165
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,412
Average Rating: 78/100 (5 votes)
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922.

Little FeatUnited States Little Feat
Year of Release:1971Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1971:92Rank Score:165
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,431
Average Rating: 74/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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923.

Live In EuropeIreland Rory Gallagher
Year of Release:1972Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:164
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,432
Average Rating: 72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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924.

Terrapin StationUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1977Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1977:85Rank Score:164
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,439
Average Rating: 71/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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925.

Endless SummerUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1974Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1974:86Rank Score:164
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,448
Average Rating: 78/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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926.

A Trip To MarinevilleUnited Kingdom Swell Maps
Year of Release:1979Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1979:86Rank Score:163
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,457
Average Rating: 75/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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927.

Chicago XIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1977Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:163
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,469
Average Rating: 73/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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928.

SplitUnited Kingdom The Groundhogs
Year of Release:1971Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1971:93Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,476
Average Rating: 74/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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929.

BudgieUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1971:94Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,485
Average Rating: 70/100 (12 votes)
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930.

Thank Christ For The BombUnited Kingdom The Groundhogs
Year of Release:1970Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,487
Average Rating: 69/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 104 10%
1973 115 12%
1974 95 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 89 9%
1978 115 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 390 39%
United States 386 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 19 2%
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