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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 26,000 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.
19701,094354,261 Paranoid (78th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,117473,611 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,168354,524 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,155399,375 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,072156,334 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (216th)
by Genesis
19751,132344,183 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,050175,130 Songs In The Key Of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,040338,975 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,055172,505 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,065323,553 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total10,9483,092,451

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
921.

Exotic Birds And FruitUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1974Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1974:91Rank Score:263
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,124
Average Rating:  72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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922.

Future GamesUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1971Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1971:96Rank Score:263
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,127
Average Rating:  71/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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923.

Pin UpsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1973Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1973:100Rank Score:261
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,145
Average Rating:  69/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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924.

Luxury LinerUnited States Emmylou Harris
Year of Release:1977Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1977:90Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,154
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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925.

Christmas And The Beads Of SweatUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1970Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1970:99Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,156
Average Rating:  82/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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926.

The Best Of Leonard Cohen
Compilation
Canada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,157
Average Rating:  79/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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927.

For EverymanUnited States Jackson Browne
Year of Release:1973Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1973:101Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,163
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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928.

Wishbone AshUnited Kingdom Wishbone Ash
Year of Release:1970Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,164
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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929.

SoundtracksGermany Can
Year of Release:1970Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,170
Average Rating:  80/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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930.

BandolierUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1975Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,179
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 109 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 97 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
Queen 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 14 1%
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