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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.
1970560259,989 After The Gold Rush (75th)
by Neil Young
1971594346,936 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972643250,669 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973666294,476 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625106,024 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (230th)
by Genesis
1975626251,741 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976604125,608 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977615244,510 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978617124,242 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979631241,332 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1812,245,527

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.

Blackheart ManJamaica Bunny Wailer
Year of Release:1976Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,481
Average Rating: 73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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932.

One WorldUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1977Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1977:85Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,495
Average Rating: 73/100 (25 votes)
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933.

Crossing The Red Sea With The AdvertsUnited Kingdom The Adverts
Year of Release:1978Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,508
Average Rating: 71/100 (24 votes)
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934.

The Roar Of '74United States Buddy Rich
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,517
Average Rating: 70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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935.

BandolierUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1975Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,525
Average Rating: 68/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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936.

Hölderlins TraumGermany Hölderlin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:96Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,528
Average Rating: 76/100 (12 votes)
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937.

WelcomeUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1973Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,534
Average Rating: 68/100 (10 votes)
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938.

Blackboard Jungle DubJamaica The Upsetters
Year of Release:1973Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1973:106Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,542
Average Rating: 75/100 (10 votes)
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939.

StageUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1978:110Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,546
Average Rating: 72/100 (35 votes)
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940.

Bless The WeatherUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1971Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1971:96Rank Score:176
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,547
Average Rating: 70/100 (22 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 105 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 100 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 397 40%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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