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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.
1970551254,579 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971585336,212 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972631241,563 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973651287,127 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974607102,084 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (231st)
by Genesis
1975605245,211 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976589122,357 Ramones (130th)
by Ramones
1977602238,071 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978605121,017 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979622235,717 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,0482,183,938

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.

Movimento PerpétuoPortugal Carlos Paredes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1971:94Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,524
Average Rating: 74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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932.

Truths And RightsJamaica Johnny Osbourne
Year of Release:1979Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1979:82Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,536
Average Rating: 73/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.

The RochesUnited States The Roches
Year of Release:1979Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1979:83Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,541
Average Rating: 70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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934.

AmigosUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1976Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,547
Average Rating: 69/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

IncantationsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1978Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1978:111Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,549
Average Rating: 76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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936.

Living In The 70sAustralia Skyhooks
Year of Release:1974Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,552
Average Rating: 74/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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937.

Hot August NightUnited States Neil Diamond
Year of Release:1972Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:172
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,578
Average Rating: 74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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938.

Time PassagesUnited Kingdom Al Stewart
Year of Release:1978Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1978:112Rank Score:172
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,583
Average Rating: 72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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939.

In The Heat Of The NightUnited States Pat Benatar
Year of Release:1979Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1979:84Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,590
Average Rating: 73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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940.

Night OwlUnited Kingdom Gerry Rafferty
Year of Release:1979Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1979:85Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,593
Average Rating: 66/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 108 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 91 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 395 40%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Italy 17 2%
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