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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 17,000 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.
1970596269,687 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971638357,653 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972679258,252 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973698302,565 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974652110,597 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (226th)
by Genesis
1975659257,540 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976648129,027 Ramones (134th)
by Ramones
1977651251,372 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978653127,871 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979668247,116 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,5422,311,682

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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Last Days And TimeUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1972Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1972:94Rank Score:188
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,342
Average Rating:  70/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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922.

Chicago VIIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1974Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:188
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,346
Average Rating:  70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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923.

VitalUnited Kingdom Van Der Graaf Generator
Year of Release:1978Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1978:106Rank Score:187
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,356
Average Rating:  69/100 (13 votes)
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924.

Viva TerlinguaUnited States Jerry Jeff Walker
Year of Release:1973Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1973:106Rank Score:187
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,365
Average Rating:  75/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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925.

Mad Dogs And EnglishmenUnited Kingdom Joe Cocker
Year of Release:1970Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1970:104Rank Score:187
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,367
Average Rating:  72/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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926.

CabrettaUnited States Mink DeVille
Year of Release:1977Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:187
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,372
Average Rating:  72/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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927.

Dreaming My DreamsUnited States Waylon Jennings
Year of Release:1975Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1975:92Rank Score:186
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,392
Average Rating:  75/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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928.

ELO 2United Kingdom Electric Light Orchestra
Year of Release:1973Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1973:107Rank Score:186
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,397
Average Rating:  72/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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929.

Still BillUnited States Bill Withers
Year of Release:1972Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1972:95Rank Score:185
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,407
Average Rating:  77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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930.

Blackheart ManJamaica Bunny Wailer
Year of Release:1976Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:185
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,411
Average Rating:  73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 100 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 114 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 79 8%
1977 94 9%
1978 115 12%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Santana 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 396 40%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 18 2%
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