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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.
1970562261,432 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971596348,675 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972645251,869 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973669295,854 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625106,437 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (230th)
by Genesis
1975628252,753 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976605126,284 Ramones (133rd)
by Ramones
1977617245,736 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978619124,703 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979633242,351 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1992,256,096

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.

Dreaming My DreamsUnited States Waylon Jennings
Year of Release:1975Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1975:92Rank Score:186
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,335
Average Rating: 75/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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922.

Bare TreesUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1972Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1972:94Rank Score:186
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,337
Average Rating: 70/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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923.

VitalUnited Kingdom Van Der Graaf Generator
Year of Release:1978Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1978:107Rank Score:185
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,351
Average Rating: 70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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924.

StageUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1978:108Rank Score:185
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,356
Average Rating: 72/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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925.

Volumen 5Argentina Pappo's Blues
Year of Release:1974Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1974:88Rank Score:184
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,377
Average Rating: 71/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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926.

Still BillUnited States Bill Withers
Year of Release:1972Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1972:95Rank Score:184
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,383
Average Rating: 76/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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927.

Extra TextureUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1975Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1975:93Rank Score:184
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,386
Average Rating: 70/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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928.

Rocky Mountain HighUnited States John Denver
Year of Release:1972Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1972:96Rank Score:183
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,395
Average Rating: 66/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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929.

Can't Get EnoughUnited States Barry White
Year of Release:1974Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:182
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,418
Average Rating: 70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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930.

Bongo FuryUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1975Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,422
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 108 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 115 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 400 40%
United Kingdom 381 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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