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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.
1970559259,538 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971594346,437 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972643250,050 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973666294,204 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625105,666 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (233rd)
by Genesis
1975625251,496 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976604125,411 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977615244,218 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978617123,887 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979631241,046 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1792,241,954

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.

Blackboard Jungle DubJamaica The Upsetters
Year of Release:1973Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1973:106Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,526
Average Rating: 75/100 (10 votes)
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932.

StageUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,530
Average Rating: 72/100 (35 votes)
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933.

Bless The WeatherUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1971Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1971:95Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,531
Average Rating: 70/100 (22 votes)
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934.

Crac!Italy Area
Year of Release:1975Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,534
Average Rating: 75/100 (9 votes)
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935.

Young, Gifted and BlackUnited States Aretha Franklin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:96Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,537
Average Rating: 75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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936.

The Only OnesUnited Kingdom The Only Ones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1978:110Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,542
Average Rating: 73/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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937.

Death Walks Behind YouUnited Kingdom Atomic Rooster
Year of Release:1970Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,556
Average Rating: 73/100 (21 votes)
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938.

Buckingham NicksUnited States Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Year of Release:1973Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1973:107Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,559
Average Rating: 77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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939.

Hölderlins TraumGermany Hölderlin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,561
Average Rating: 76/100 (12 votes)
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940.

TimewindGermany Klaus Schulze
Year of Release:1975Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1975:97Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,575
Average Rating: 77/100 (19 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 399 40%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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