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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.
1970946328,603 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971958435,535 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,000327,570 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,024368,539 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974944140,551 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (223rd)
by Genesis
19751,006317,219 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976930159,785 Songs In The Key Of Life (135th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977924311,694 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978937158,685 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (169th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979949301,490 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,6182,849,670

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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RankAlbumArtist
931.

A Woofer In Tweeter's ClothingUnited States Sparks
Year of Release:1972Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:238
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,172
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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932.

Wings At The Speed Of SoundUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney & Wings
Year of Release:1976Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:238
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,173
Average Rating:  70/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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933.

AmigosUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1976Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1976:78Rank Score:238
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,174
Average Rating:  69/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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934.

Back In The USAUnited States MC5
Year of Release:1970Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:237
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,176
Average Rating:  75/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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935.

Radios AppearAustralia Radio Birdman
Year of Release:1977Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1977:92Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,219
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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936.

SoundtracksGermany Can
Year of Release:1970Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:234
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,229
Average Rating:  79/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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937.

SpectrumPanama Billy Cobham
Year of Release:1973Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:234
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,230
Average Rating:  80/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

Dancer With Bruised KneesCanada Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Year of Release:1977Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1977:93Rank Score:234
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,231
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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939.


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Felona E SoronaItaly Le Orme
Year of Release:1973Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:233
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,242
Average Rating:  75/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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940.

Inner SecretsUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1978Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1978:105Rank Score:233
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,249
Average Rating:  69/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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