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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 16,000 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.
1970557256,007 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971589339,929 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972641244,449 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973659289,277 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974615102,879 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (229th)
by Genesis
1975616247,160 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976598123,015 Ramones (130th)
by Ramones
1977609240,592 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978611121,422 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (176th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979626237,239 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1212,201,969

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.

The Roar Of '74United States Buddy Rich
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,447
Average Rating: 70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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922.

BandolierUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1975Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,450
Average Rating: 68/100 (14 votes)
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923.

You Think You Really Know MeUnited States Gary Wilson
Year of Release:1977Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1977:85Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,452
Average Rating: 67/100 (13 votes)
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924.

WelcomeUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1973Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,460
Average Rating: 68/100 (10 votes)
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925.

StageUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,473
Average Rating: 73/100 (34 votes)
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926.

The Only OnesUnited Kingdom The Only Ones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1978:110Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,482
Average Rating: 73/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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927.

Bless The WeatherUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1971Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1971:93Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,493
Average Rating: 70/100 (21 votes)
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928.

Young, Gifted and BlackUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,496
Average Rating: 75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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929.

Buckingham NicksUnited States Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Year of Release:1973Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1973:106Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,504
Average Rating: 76/100 (16 votes)
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930.

Death Walks Behind YouUnited Kingdom Atomic Rooster
Year of Release:1970Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,506
Average Rating: 73/100 (21 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 109 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 91 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 394 39%
United Kingdom 385 39%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Italy 17 2%
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