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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 18,000 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.
1970637277,294 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971668372,557 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972718269,669 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973744314,644 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974699115,740 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (227th)
by Genesis
1975709269,125 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976685135,055 Ramones (134th)
by Ramones
1977690260,408 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978692134,224 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (176th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979711257,979 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,9532,406,695

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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RankAlbumArtist
921.

JoleneUnited States Dolly Parton
Year of Release:1974Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1974:88Rank Score:203
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,113
Average Rating:  74/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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922.

Una Donna Per AmicoItaly Lucio Battisti
Year of Release:1978Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1978:103Rank Score:203
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,122
Average Rating:  69/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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923.

Guruh GipsyIndonesia Guruh Sukarnoputra And Gipsy Band
Year of Release:1976Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,142
Average Rating:  65/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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924.

Zappa in New YorkUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1978Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1978:104Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,144
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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925.

Movimento PerpétuoPortugal Carlos Paredes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,145
Average Rating:  76/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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926.

Paradise And LunchUnited States Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1974Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,146
Average Rating:  73/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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927.

A Space In TimeUnited Kingdom Ten Years After
Year of Release:1971Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,150
Average Rating:  76/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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928.

Free HandUnited Kingdom Gentle Giant
Year of Release:1975Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,158
Average Rating:  76/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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929.

Gentle GiantUnited Kingdom Gentle Giant
Year of Release:1970Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1970:104Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,159
Average Rating:  75/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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930.

Wolf CityGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1972Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1972:93Rank Score:201
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,171
Average Rating:  78/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 103 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 92 9%
1978 111 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 16 2%
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