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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 19,000 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.
1970646281,172 After The Gold Rush (75th)
by Neil Young
1971674377,290 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972722273,542 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (19th)
by David Bowie
1973755318,286 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974706117,169 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (230th)
by Genesis
1975719271,848 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976690136,139 Songs in the Key of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977706263,447 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978707135,411 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (176th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979720260,532 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total7,0452,434,836

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.

Guruh GipsyIndonesia Guruh Sukarnoputra And Gipsy Band
Year of Release:1976Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1976:74Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,195
Average Rating:  65/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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932.

Movimento PerpétuoPortugal Carlos Paredes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,200
Average Rating:  78/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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933.

Paradise And LunchUnited States Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1974Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1974:90Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,202
Average Rating:  73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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934.

Still BillUnited States Bill Withers
Year of Release:1972Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1972:94Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,209
Average Rating:  77/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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935.

Gentle GiantUnited Kingdom Gentle Giant
Year of Release:1970Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1970:104Rank Score:202
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,210
Average Rating:  75/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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936.

Wolf CityGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1972Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1972:95Rank Score:201
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,227
Average Rating:  78/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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937.

Sorrow Tears And BloodNigeria Fela And Afrika 70
Year of Release:1977Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1977:87Rank Score:201
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,235
Average Rating:  77/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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938.

CartolaBrazil Cartola
Year of Release:1976Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1976:75Rank Score:200
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,239
Average Rating:  76/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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939.

Summertime DreamCanada Gordon Lightfoot
Year of Release:1976Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:200
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,244
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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940.

Silent Cries And Mighty EchoesGermany Eloy
Year of Release:1978Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1978:107Rank Score:199
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,264
Average Rating:  77/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 103 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 99 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 80 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 113 11%
1979 87 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Gentle Giant 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Italy 16 2%
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