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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.
1970664285,466 After The Gold Rush (75th)
by Neil Young
1971694383,051 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972753279,327 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (19th)
by David Bowie
1973784322,884 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974735118,870 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (234th)
by Genesis
1975749276,428 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976712137,344 Ramones (139th)
by Ramones
1977733266,686 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978736138,006 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979738264,976 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total7,2982,473,041

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.

Past, Present And FutureUnited Kingdom Al Stewart
Year of Release:1973Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1973:102Rank Score:208
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,134
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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932.

For EverymanUnited States Jackson Browne
Year of Release:1973Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:208
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,135
Average Rating:  76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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933.

Einstein On The BeachUnited States Philip Glass
Year of Release:1976Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:207
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,139
Average Rating:  71/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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934.

Zappa in New YorkUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1978Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1978:104Rank Score:207
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,144
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

Still BillUnited States Bill Withers
Year of Release:1972Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1972:95Rank Score:207
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,151
Average Rating:  77/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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936.

Wolf CityGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1972Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1972:96Rank Score:206
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,153
Average Rating:  78/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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937.

Il Mio Canto LiberoItaly Lucio Battisti
Year of Release:1972Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:205
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,168
Average Rating:  73/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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938.

Paradise And LunchUnited States Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1974Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1974:90Rank Score:205
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,173
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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939.

Back To The EggUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney & Wings
Year of Release:1979Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1979:85Rank Score:205
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,192
Average Rating:  68/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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940.

Pakistani PomadeGermany Alexander Von Schlippenbach Trio
Year of Release:1972Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:205
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,193
Average Rating:  72/100 (7 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 111 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 79 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 113 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 10 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Queen 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 385 39%
United States 384 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 34 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 18 2%
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