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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 14,000 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.
1970516236,574 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971540315,376 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972588224,886 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973598268,896 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
197454393,348 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (233rd)
by Genesis
1975554229,588 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976538114,788 Ramones (134th)
by Ramones
1977530220,984 Rumours (38th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978539113,142 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979543221,905 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total5,4892,039,487

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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931.

Can't Get EnoughUnited States Barry White
Year of Release:1974Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1974:87Rank Score:160
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,544
Average Rating: 69/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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932.

MasqueUnited States Kansas
Year of Release:1975Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:160
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,549
Average Rating: 76/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.

Jackson BrowneUnited States Jackson Browne
Year of Release:1972Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:160
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,551
Average Rating: 73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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934.

Crossing The Red Sea With The AdvertsUnited Kingdom The Adverts
Year of Release:1978Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1978:105Rank Score:160
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,553
Average Rating: 72/100 (23 votes)
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935.

This Is The Moody BluesUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1974Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1974:88Rank Score:160
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,560
Average Rating: 75/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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936.

Kingdom ComeUnited States Sir Lord Baltimore
Year of Release:1970Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:159
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,563
Average Rating: 69/100 (15 votes)
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937.

Yesterday's WineUnited States Willie Nelson
Year of Release:1971Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1971:95Rank Score:159
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,568
Average Rating: 76/100 (2 votes)
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938.

Chicken Skin MusicUnited States Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1976Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1976:79Rank Score:159
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,574
Average Rating: 76/100 (14 votes)
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939.

ThrustUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1974Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:158
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,599
Average Rating: 73/100 (8 votes)
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940.

D.o.A: The Third And Final Report of Throbbing GristleUnited Kingdom Throbbing Gristle
Year of Release:1978Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1978:106Rank Score:158
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,604
Average Rating: 71/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 104 10%
1973 115 12%
1974 95 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 89 9%
1978 115 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 390 39%
United States 386 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 19 2%
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