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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.
1970611273,761 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971652364,101 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972695263,560 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973717307,757 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974673113,195 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (227th)
by Genesis
1975689262,968 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976668131,435 Ramones (136th)
by Ramones
1977664254,351 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978666130,003 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979688250,747 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,7232,351,880

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.

ZarathustraItaly Museo Rosenbach
Year of Release:1973Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:196
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,249
Average Rating:  72/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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922.

SoundtracksGermany Can
Year of Release:1970Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1970:104Rank Score:196
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,256
Average Rating:  78/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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923.

Summertime DreamCanada Gordon Lightfoot
Year of Release:1976Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1976:74Rank Score:196
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,270
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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924.

In The Heat Of The NightUnited States Pat Benatar
Year of Release:1979Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1979:85Rank Score:195
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,283
Average Rating:  73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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925.

Pieces Of A ManUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
Year of Release:1971Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1971:93Rank Score:194
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,326
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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926.

The GamblerUnited States Kenny Rogers
Year of Release:1978Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1978:106Rank Score:193
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,338
Average Rating:  68/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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927.

Bless The WeatherUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1971Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1971:94Rank Score:193
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,339
Average Rating:  70/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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928.

TattooIreland Rory Gallagher
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:193
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,343
Average Rating:  72/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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929.

The Third Reich 'N RollUnited States The Residents
Year of Release:1976Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1976:75Rank Score:193
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,349
Average Rating:  77/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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930.

His Original RecordingsUnited States Glenn Miller
Year of Release:1970Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1970:105Rank Score:192
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,361
Average Rating:  74/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 114 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 102 10%
1976 79 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 112 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Santana 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 387 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 31 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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