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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 22,000 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.
1970899313,296 After The Gold Rush (76th)
by Neil Young
1971885415,971 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972947309,283 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973962351,908 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974899133,373 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (221st)
by Genesis
1975942301,551 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976882152,625 Songs In The Key Of Life (142nd)
by Stevie Wonder
1977880294,284 Rumours (35th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978894152,252 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979890290,234 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,0802,714,777

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

Pure ManiaUnited Kingdom The Vibrators
Year of Release:1977Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1977:91Rank Score:232
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,081
Average Rating:  73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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922.

The Pavilion Of DreamsUnited States Harold Budd
Year of Release:1978Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1978:104Rank Score:232
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,083
Average Rating:  76/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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923.

Dancing In The Dragon's JawsCanada Bruce Cockburn
Year of Release:1979Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1979:84Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,096
Average Rating:  73/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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924.

Visions Of The CountryUnited States Robbie Basho
Year of Release:1978Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1978:105Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,115
Average Rating:  80/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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925.

RazamanazUnited Kingdom Nazareth
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:102Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,117
Average Rating:  73/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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926.

Back In The USAUnited States MC5
Year of Release:1970Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1970:98Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,120
Average Rating:  75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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927.

Snowflakes Are DancingJapan Isao Tomita
Year of Release:1974Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1974:84Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,123
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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928.

Delta Momma BluesUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1971Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1971:95Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,124
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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929.

SoundtracksGermany Can
Year of Release:1970Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1970:99Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,126
Average Rating:  79/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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930.

The House On The HillUnited Kingdom Audience
Year of Release:1971Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1971:96Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,129
Average Rating:  70/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 103 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 10 1%
David Bowie 10 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
Santana 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 391 39%
United Kingdom 380 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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