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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 20,000 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.
1970709290,718 After The Gold Rush (76th)
by Neil Young
1971731390,049 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972801283,980 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973835329,819 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974788121,523 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (237th)
by Genesis
1975809281,588 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976770140,247 Songs In The Key Of Life (139th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977780273,638 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978794140,857 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (169th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979789270,076 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total7,8062,522,494

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 Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
921.

Wishbone AshUnited Kingdom Wishbone Ash
Year of Release:1970Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:213
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,091
Average Rating:  70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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922.

Hero And HeroineUnited Kingdom Strawbs
Year of Release:1974Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1974:87Rank Score:213
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,097
Average Rating:  77/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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923.

Volumen 3Argentina Pappo's Blues
Year of Release:1973Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1973:101Rank Score:212
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,105
Average Rating:  70/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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924.

Discreet MusicUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1975Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:212
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,106
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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925.

Chicken Skin MusicUnited States Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1976Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1976:74Rank Score:212
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,110
Average Rating:  75/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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926.

Perfect AngelUnited States Minnie Riperton
Year of Release:1974Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1974:88Rank Score:212
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,113
Average Rating:  76/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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927.

CartolaBrazil Cartola
Year of Release:1976Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1976:75Rank Score:211
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,120
Average Rating:  78/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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928.

If You Want Blood You've Got ItAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1978Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1978:102Rank Score:211
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,124
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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929.

Quark, Strangeness And CharmUnited Kingdom Hawkwind
Year of Release:1977Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1977:92Rank Score:211
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,131
Average Rating:  76/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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930.

La QuestionFrance Fran├žoise Hardy
Year of Release:1971Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1971:100Rank Score:211
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,135
Average Rating:  76/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 98 10%
1975 102 10%
1976 80 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 383 38%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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