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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.
1970559259,446 After The Gold Rush (75th)
by Neil Young
1971594346,378 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972643250,209 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973666294,070 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625105,659 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (230th)
by Genesis
1975625251,551 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976604125,328 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977615244,295 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978617123,959 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979631241,146 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1792,242,041

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.

Main CourseUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1975Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1975:93Rank Score:182
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,397
Average Rating: 72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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922.

Not FragileCanada Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Year of Release:1974Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1974:88Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,402
Average Rating: 73/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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923.

Can't Get EnoughUnited States Barry White
Year of Release:1974Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,418
Average Rating: 70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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924.

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round TableUnited Kingdom Rick Wakeman
Year of Release:1975Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:180
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,427
Average Rating: 68/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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925.

The Only OnesUnited Kingdom The Only Ones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1978:108Rank Score:180
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,432
Average Rating: 73/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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926.

BananamourUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,452
Average Rating: 74/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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927.

Blackheart ManJamaica Bunny Wailer
Year of Release:1976Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,482
Average Rating: 73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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928.

One WorldUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1977Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1977:85Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,491
Average Rating: 73/100 (25 votes)
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929.

Crossing The Red Sea With The AdvertsUnited Kingdom The Adverts
Year of Release:1978Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,503
Average Rating: 71/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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930.

The Roar Of '74United States Buddy Rich
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,511
Average Rating: 70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 105 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 98 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 398 40%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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