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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 24,000 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.
1970998335,014 After The Gold Rush (78th)
by Neil Young
19711,025446,230 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,080335,514 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
19731,076377,736 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974976145,309 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (221st)
by Genesis
19751,056326,087 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
1976979164,395 Songs In The Key Of Life (139th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977963317,271 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978977162,598 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (169th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979991305,511 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total10,1212,915,665

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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Force ItUnited Kingdom UFO
Year of Release:1975Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:248
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,100
Average Rating:  80/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Felona E SoronaItaly Le Orme
Year of Release:1973Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:248
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,106
Average Rating:  76/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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923.

All The Young DudesUnited Kingdom Mott The Hoople
Year of Release:1972Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:248
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,110
Average Rating:  76/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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924.

BandolierUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1975Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:247
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,118
Average Rating:  72/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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925.

Exotic Birds And FruitUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1974Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1974:87Rank Score:246
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,133
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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926.

HeresieBelgium Univers Zero
Year of Release:1979Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1979:81Rank Score:246
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,134
Average Rating:  78/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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927.

Chicago IIIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1971Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1971:97Rank Score:246
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,137
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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928.

A Space In TimeUnited Kingdom Ten Years After
Year of Release:1971Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:246
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,145
Average Rating:  78/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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929.

D.o.A: The Third And Final Report of Throbbing GristleUnited Kingdom Throbbing Gristle
Year of Release:1978Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1978:101Rank Score:246
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,148
Average Rating:  72/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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930.

Zappa in New YorkUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1978Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1978:102Rank Score:245
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,153
Average Rating:  76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 107 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 85 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 10 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 8 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 392 39%
United Kingdom 385 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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