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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 15,000 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.
1970539251,475 After The Gold Rush (73rd)
by Neil Young
1971565332,944 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972617237,987 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973627282,282 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974585100,375 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (225th)
by Genesis
1975593242,405 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976573120,337 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977584234,234 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978590119,813 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979602233,605 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total5,8752,155,457

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.

Chicago VIIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1974Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1974:84Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,411
Average Rating: 70/100 (8 votes)
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922.

IncantationsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1978Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1978:110Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,423
Average Rating: 76/100 (17 votes)
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923.

Young, Gifted and BlackUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1972:95Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,426
Average Rating: 75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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924.

AmigosUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1976Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,427
Average Rating: 69/100 (13 votes)
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925.

Sing For Very Important PeopleUnited States The Free Design
Year of Release:1970Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,434
Average Rating: 78/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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926.

Living In The 70sAustralia Skyhooks
Year of Release:1974Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1974:85Rank Score:172
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,439
Average Rating: 74/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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927.

One WorldUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1977Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1977:83Rank Score:172
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,444
Average Rating: 75/100 (21 votes)
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928.

AdventureUnited States Television
Year of Release:1978Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1978:111Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,460
Average Rating: 75/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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929.

The Sinking Of The TitanicUnited Kingdom Gavin Bryars
Year of Release:1975Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,466
Average Rating: 79/100 (7 votes)
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930.

Night OwlUnited Kingdom Gerry Rafferty
Year of Release:1979Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1979:84Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,468
Average Rating: 66/100 (20 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 112 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 87 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 385 39%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 32 3%
Jamaica 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Italy 17 2%
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