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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.
1970551254,579 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971585336,212 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972631241,563 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973651287,127 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974607102,084 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (231st)
by Genesis
1975605245,211 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976589122,357 Ramones (130th)
by Ramones
1977602238,071 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978605121,017 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979622235,717 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,0482,183,938

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.

The Only OnesUnited Kingdom The Only Ones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1978:110Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,474
Average Rating: 73/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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922.

Buckingham NicksUnited States Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Year of Release:1973Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,476
Average Rating: 76/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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923.

Bless The WeatherUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1971Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1971:93Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,481
Average Rating: 71/100 (20 votes)
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924.

Sing For Very Important PeopleUnited States The Free Design
Year of Release:1970Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1970:99Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,482
Average Rating: 77/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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925.

Young, Gifted and BlackUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:96Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,484
Average Rating: 75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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926.

Pequeñas Anécdotas Sobre Las InstitucionesArgentina Sui Generis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1974:88Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,499
Average Rating: 70/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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927.

Rough MixUnited Kingdom Pete Townshend And Ronnie Lane
Year of Release:1977Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,506
Average Rating: 72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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928.

Hölderlins TraumGermany Hölderlin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,507
Average Rating: 77/100 (10 votes)
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929.

TimewindGermany Klaus Schulze
Year of Release:1975Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,509
Average Rating: 78/100 (19 votes)
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930.

Death Walks Behind YouUnited Kingdom Atomic Rooster
Year of Release:1970Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,520
Average Rating: 73/100 (21 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 108 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 91 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 395 40%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Italy 17 2%
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