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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.
1970611273,797 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971652363,927 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972693263,428 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973717307,580 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974673113,204 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (226th)
by Genesis
1975682262,454 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976666131,010 Ramones (137th)
by Ramones
1977664254,414 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978666129,886 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979688250,697 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,7122,350,397

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
931.

Endless Summer
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1974Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:191
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,401
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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932.

The Concert For BangladeshUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1971Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1971:95Rank Score:190
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,407
Average Rating:  79/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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933.

RimmelItaly Francesco De Gregori
Year of Release:1975Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1975:93Rank Score:190
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,412
Average Rating:  74/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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934.

Lucio DallaItaly Lucio Dalla
Year of Release:1979Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1979:86Rank Score:190
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,421
Average Rating:  71/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

Main CourseUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1975Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:190
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,424
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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936.

Black MarketUnited States Weather Report
Year of Release:1976Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:190
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,429
Average Rating:  71/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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937.

Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Janis Joplin
Year of Release:1973Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:190
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,431
Average Rating:  77/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

Quark, Strangeness And CharmUnited Kingdom Hawkwind
Year of Release:1977Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1977:87Rank Score:189
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,437
Average Rating:  76/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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939.


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Last Days And TimeUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1972Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1972:95Rank Score:188
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,460
Average Rating:  70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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940.

Blackheart ManJamaica Bunny Wailer
Year of Release:1976Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:188
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,471
Average Rating:  73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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 96 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 79 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 112 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 394 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 31 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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