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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.
1970557256,434 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971589340,972 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972641245,360 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973660289,990 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974617102,765 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (230th)
by Genesis
1975617247,615 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976600123,558 Ramones (130th)
by Ramones
1977609241,142 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978612122,057 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979629237,637 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1312,207,531

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.

Death Walks Behind YouUnited Kingdom Atomic Rooster
Year of Release:1970Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1970:99Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,519
Average Rating: 73/100 (21 votes)
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932.

Hölderlins TraumGermany Hölderlin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,522
Average Rating: 77/100 (10 votes)
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933.

The RochesUnited States The Roches
Year of Release:1979Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1979:82Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,536
Average Rating: 70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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934.

Rough MixUnited Kingdom Pete Townshend And Ronnie Lane
Year of Release:1977Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1977:85Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,538
Average Rating: 72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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935.

TimewindGermany Klaus Schulze
Year of Release:1975Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,539
Average Rating: 78/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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936.

Movimento PerpétuoPortugal Carlos Paredes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1971:95Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,547
Average Rating: 74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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937.

You Think You Really Know MeUnited States Gary Wilson
Year of Release:1977Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,562
Average Rating: 67/100 (13 votes)
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938.

IncantationsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1978Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1978:112Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,564
Average Rating: 76/100 (17 votes)
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939.

Living In The 70sAustralia Skyhooks
Year of Release:1974Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,574
Average Rating: 73/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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940.

Truths And RightsJamaica Johnny Osbourne
Year of Release:1979Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1979:83Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,576
Average Rating: 74/100 (10 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Italy 17 2%
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