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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 17,000 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.
1970582265,248 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971618353,276 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972665254,512 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973686298,335 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974635108,003 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (232nd)
by Genesis
1975642254,227 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976631127,570 Ramones (130th)
by Ramones
1977635248,275 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978635125,610 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979647244,157 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,3762,279,214

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.

Can't Get EnoughUnited States Barry White
Year of Release:1974Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1974:90Rank Score:182
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,475
Average Rating:  70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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932.

Bongo FuryUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1975Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,493
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.

Main CourseUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1975Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,495
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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934.

One WorldUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1977Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,499
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

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 1970s935Overall Rank:5,503
Average Rating:  68/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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936.

CaribouUnited Kingdom Elton John
Year of Release:1974Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1974:91Rank Score:180
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,521
Average Rating:  69/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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937.

BananamourUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,533
Average Rating:  75/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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938.


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Hölderlins TraumGermany Hölderlin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,554
Average Rating:  76/100 (12 votes)
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939.

Playing The FoolUnited Kingdom Gentle Giant
Year of Release:1977Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1977:87Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,562
Average Rating:  75/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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940.

Buckingham NicksUnited States Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Year of Release:1973Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1973:106Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,574
Average Rating:  77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 114 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 92 9%
1978 114 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 399 40%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Italy 17 2%
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