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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.
1970550254,812 After The Gold Rush (73rd)
by Neil Young
1971580336,321 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972627240,721 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973641286,300 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974599102,124 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (224th)
by Genesis
1975601244,024 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976587123,110 Ramones (128th)
by Ramones
1977595238,445 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978604121,295 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979615235,466 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total5,9992,182,617

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.

Weasels Ripped My FleshUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,420
Average Rating: 74/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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922.

The Only OnesUnited Kingdom The Only Ones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,427
Average Rating: 73/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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923.

Bless The WeatherUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1971Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1971:94Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,432
Average Rating: 71/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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924.

TimewindGermany Klaus Schulze
Year of Release:1975Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1975:93Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,460
Average Rating: 78/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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925.

Rough MixUnited Kingdom Pete Townshend And Ronnie Lane
Year of Release:1977Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1977:84Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,462
Average Rating: 73/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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926.

Invisible Argentina Invisible
Year of Release:1974Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1974:87Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,464
Average Rating: 75/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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927.

Death Walks Behind YouUnited Kingdom Atomic Rooster
Year of Release:1970Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1970:103Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,469
Average Rating: 73/100 (21 votes)
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928.

StageUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1978:110Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,471
Average Rating: 73/100 (33 votes)
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929.

Movimento PerpétuoPortugal Carlos Paredes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1971:95Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,472
Average Rating: 74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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930.

Truths And RightsJamaica Johnny Osbourne
Year of Release:1979Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1979:82Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,482
Average Rating: 74/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 89 9%
1978 117 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 396 40%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Italy 17 2%
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