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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 23,000 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.
1970927320,799 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971915426,534 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972970318,306 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973994361,168 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974924136,401 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (226th)
by Genesis
1975972311,003 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976906157,182 Songs In The Key Of Life (139th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977901303,740 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978915155,165 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (172nd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979923296,616 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,3472,786,915

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
921.

La QuestionFrance Françoise Hardy
Year of Release:1971Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1971:93Rank Score:239
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,049
Average Rating:  76/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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922.

García y La Máquina de Hacer PájarosArgentina La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros
Year of Release:1976Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1976:78Rank Score:239
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,050
Average Rating:  77/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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923.

Runt: The Ballad of Todd RundgrenUnited States Todd Rundgren
Year of Release:1971Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1971:94Rank Score:239
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,053
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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924.

Loud 'n' ProudUnited Kingdom Nazareth
Year of Release:1973Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:239
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,062
Average Rating:  75/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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925.

Wings At The Speed Of SoundUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney & Wings
Year of Release:1976Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1976:79Rank Score:237
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,074
Average Rating:  71/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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926.

Inner SecretsUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1978Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1978:104Rank Score:237
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,081
Average Rating:  69/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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927.

Crossing The Red Sea With The AdvertsUnited Kingdom The Adverts
Year of Release:1978Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1978:105Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,103
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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928.

Radios AppearAustralia Radio Birdman
Year of Release:1977Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1977:91Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,110
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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929.

SoundtracksGermany Can
Year of Release:1970Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:234
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,115
Average Rating:  80/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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930.

Back In The USAUnited States MC5
Year of Release:1970Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:234
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,119
Average Rating:  75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 102 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 88 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 389 39%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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