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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 15,000 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.
1970539251,699 After The Gold Rush (73rd)
by Neil Young
1971565333,110 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972617238,036 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973629282,303 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974588100,333 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (228th)
by Genesis
1975593242,391 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976574120,381 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977585234,377 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978590119,783 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979603233,506 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total5,8832,155,919

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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RankAlbumArtist
931.

Alice Non Lo SaItaly Francesco De Gregori
Year of Release:1974Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1974:86Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,477
Average Rating: 73/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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932.

Playing PossumUnited States Carly Simon
Year of Release:1975Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,479
Average Rating: 60/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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933.

Time PassagesUnited Kingdom Al Stewart
Year of Release:1978Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1978:112Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,488
Average Rating: 71/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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934.

Hölderlins TraumGermany Hölderlin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1972:96Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,497
Average Rating: 76/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

SalisburyUnited Kingdom Uriah Heep
Year of Release:1971Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1971:95Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,498
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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936.

Com Que VozPortugal Amália Rodrigues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,499
Average Rating: 74/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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937.

Hot August NightUnited States Neil Diamond
Year of Release:1972Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,513
Average Rating: 74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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938.

I AmUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1979Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1979:85Rank Score:169
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,521
Average Rating: 74/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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939.

Bless The WeatherUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1971Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1971:96Rank Score:169
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,523
Average Rating: 70/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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940.

Third Ear BandUnited Kingdom Third Ear Band
Year of Release:1970Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1970:103Rank Score:169
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,524
Average Rating: 72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 112 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 87 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 385 39%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 28 3%
Italy 17 2%
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