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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 20,000 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.
1970722294,231 After The Gold Rush (76th)
by Neil Young
1971743393,462 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972813287,141 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973841332,464 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974798124,069 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (233rd)
by Genesis
1975820283,519 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976779142,022 Songs In The Key Of Life (139th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977797276,154 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978802142,206 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979799273,456 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total7,9142,548,723

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 Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
931.

There's One In Every CrowdUnited Kingdom Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1975Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:214
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,125
Average Rating:  70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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932.

Volumen 3Argentina Pappo's Blues
Year of Release:1973Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1973:101Rank Score:214
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,132
Average Rating:  71/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.

HeresieBelgium Univers Zero
Year of Release:1979Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1979:86Rank Score:213
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,141
Average Rating:  78/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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934.

Discreet MusicUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1975Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:213
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,145
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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935.

Bongo FuryUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1975Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1975:97Rank Score:213
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,149
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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936.

Wishbone AshUnited Kingdom Wishbone Ash
Year of Release:1970Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1970:105Rank Score:213
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,152
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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937.

PaixFrance Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:213
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,156
Average Rating:  81/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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938.

The Third Reich 'N RollUnited States The Residents
Year of Release:1976Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1976:76Rank Score:212
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,164
Average Rating:  78/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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939.

Give It UpUnited States Bonnie Raitt
Year of Release:1972Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:212
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,176
Average Rating:  71/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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940.

Chicken Skin MusicUnited States Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1976Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:211
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,182
Average Rating:  76/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 104 10%
1972 108 11%
1973 109 11%
1974 99 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 94 9%
1978 110 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 10 1%
David Bowie 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 392 39%
United Kingdom 375 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 33 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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