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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 18,000 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.
1970636277,570 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971668372,524 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972718269,603 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973743314,691 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974697115,779 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (227th)
by Genesis
1975709269,129 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976685134,773 Ramones (135th)
by Ramones
1977690260,383 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978690134,213 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (176th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979706257,973 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,9422,406,639

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.

Peliculas Argentina La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros
Year of Release:1977Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:199
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,201
Average Rating:  78/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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932.

GratitudeUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1975Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:199
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,209
Average Rating:  70/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.

Silent Cries And Mighty EchoesGermany Eloy
Year of Release:1978Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1978:105Rank Score:199
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,213
Average Rating:  77/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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934.

Elis (1974)Brazil Elis Regina
Year of Release:1974Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1974:90Rank Score:199
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,221
Average Rating:  70/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

Inner SecretsUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1978Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1978:106Rank Score:198
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,225
Average Rating:  66/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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936.

Motörhead United Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1977Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1977:87Rank Score:198
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,238
Average Rating:  71/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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937.

PersepolisRomania Iannis Xenakis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1972:94Rank Score:197
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,253
Average Rating:  76/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

Blues For AllahUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1975Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1975:97Rank Score:197
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,262
Average Rating:  72/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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939.

Summertime DreamCanada Gordon Lightfoot
Year of Release:1976Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:196
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,271
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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940.

No New YorkMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1978Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1978:107Rank Score:196
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,276
Average Rating:  78/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 103 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 92 9%
1978 111 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Santana 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Gentle Giant 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 16 2%
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