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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.
1970562261,432 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971596348,675 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972645251,869 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973669295,854 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625106,437 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (230th)
by Genesis
1975628252,753 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976605126,284 Ramones (133rd)
by Ramones
1977617245,736 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978619124,703 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979633242,351 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1992,256,096

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.

Not FragileCanada Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Year of Release:1974Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1974:90Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,423
Average Rating: 73/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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932.

Main CourseUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1975Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,424
Average Rating: 72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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933.

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round TableUnited Kingdom Rick Wakeman
Year of Release:1975Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:180
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,450
Average Rating: 68/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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934.

The Only OnesUnited Kingdom The Only Ones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:180
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,456
Average Rating: 73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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935.

CaribouUnited Kingdom Elton John
Year of Release:1974Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1974:91Rank Score:180
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,471
Average Rating: 69/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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936.

BananamourUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,484
Average Rating: 74/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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937.

Blackheart ManJamaica Bunny Wailer
Year of Release:1976Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,503
Average Rating: 73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

One WorldUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1977Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1977:85Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,517
Average Rating: 73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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939.

Crossing The Red Sea With The AdvertsUnited Kingdom The Adverts
Year of Release:1978Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1978:110Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,524
Average Rating: 72/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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940.

The Roar Of '74United States Buddy Rich
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,534
Average Rating: 70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 108 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 115 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 400 40%
United Kingdom 381 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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