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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 23,000 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.
1970926320,792 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971914426,327 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972970318,460 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973994361,014 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974924136,518 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (226th)
by Genesis
1975972311,024 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976905156,990 Songs In The Key Of Life (140th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977900303,313 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978912155,374 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979923296,450 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,3402,786,261

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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931.

A Woofer In Tweeter's ClothingUnited States Sparks
Year of Release:1972Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1972:95Rank Score:234
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,118
Average Rating:  74/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Felona E SoronaItaly Le Orme
Year of Release:1973Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:233
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,132
Average Rating:  75/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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933.

A Question Of BalanceUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:233
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,142
Average Rating:  76/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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934.

Solid State SurvivorJapan Yellow Magic Orchestra
Year of Release:1979Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1979:82Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,167
Average Rating:  79/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

Dancing In The Dragon's JawsCanada Bruce Cockburn
Year of Release:1979Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1979:83Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,168
Average Rating:  72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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936.

Dancer With Bruised KneesCanada Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Year of Release:1977Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1977:92Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,169
Average Rating:  76/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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937.

The Pavilion Of DreamsUnited States Harold Budd
Year of Release:1978Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1978:106Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,178
Average Rating:  76/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

Welcome To The CanteenUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1971Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1971:95Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,180
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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939.

The North Star Grassman And The RavensUnited Kingdom Sandy Denny
Year of Release:1971Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1971:96Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,181
Average Rating:  76/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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940.

Dawn Of The DickiesUnited States The Dickies
Year of Release:1979Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1979:84Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,195
Average Rating:  78/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 102 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 90 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 10 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Queen 8 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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