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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 26,000 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.
19701,088352,952 After The Gold Rush (78th)
by Neil Young
19711,108472,361 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,162353,533 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,150398,478 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,062155,471 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (218th)
by Genesis
19751,126343,432 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,045174,734 Songs In The Key Of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,036338,091 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,048171,703 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,062323,026 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total10,8873,083,782

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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931.

Approximately Infinite UniverseJapan Yoko Ono
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:102Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,173
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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932.

BandolierUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1975Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1975:97Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,178
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.


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Disco ClubFrance Black Devil
Year of Release:1978Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1978:101Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,180
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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934.

All DirectionsUnited States The Temptations
Year of Release:1972Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,194
Average Rating:  77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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935.

MisfitsUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1978Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1978:102Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,197
Average Rating:  73/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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936.

Mystery To MeUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1973Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:257
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,207
Average Rating:  71/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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937.

CabrettaUnited States Mink DeVille
Year of Release:1977Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1977:91Rank Score:257
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,209
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

Storia Di Un ImpiegatoItaly Fabrizio De AndrĂ©
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:256
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,211
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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939.

Live At Carnegie HallUnited States Bill Withers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:254
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,246
Average Rating:  77/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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940.

Teenage HeadUnited States The Flamin' Groovies
Year of Release:1971Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1971:97Rank Score:254
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,249
Average Rating:  77/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 109 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 97 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 8 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 387 39%
United Kingdom 387 39%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 14 1%
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