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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 25,000 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.
19701,037343,273 Paranoid (79th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,057460,311 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,122345,201 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,109389,557 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,019150,096 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (220th)
by Genesis
19751,098335,347 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,016170,199 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,003328,417 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,005167,619 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (171st)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,021314,021 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total10,4873,004,042

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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931.

Live KillersUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1979Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1979:80Rank Score:249
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,185
Average Rating:  75/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Felona E SoronaItaly Le Orme
Year of Release:1973Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:249
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,192
Average Rating:  76/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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933.

All The Young DudesUnited Kingdom Mott The Hoople
Year of Release:1972Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:248
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,194
Average Rating:  76/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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934.

All DirectionsUnited States The Temptations
Year of Release:1972Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:248
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,196
Average Rating:  78/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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935.

HeresieBelgium Univers Zero
Year of Release:1979Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1979:81Rank Score:247
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,206
Average Rating:  77/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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936.

Dancing In The Dragon's JawsCanada Bruce Cockburn
Year of Release:1979Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1979:82Rank Score:247
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,213
Average Rating:  73/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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937.

Chicago IIIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1971Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:246
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,230
Average Rating:  74/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

Loud 'n' ProudUnited Kingdom Nazareth
Year of Release:1973Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:246
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,236
Average Rating:  75/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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939.

Closer To HomeUnited States Grand Funk Railroad
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:246
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,240
Average Rating:  78/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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940.

D.o.A: The Third And Final Report of Throbbing GristleUnited Kingdom Throbbing Gristle
Year of Release:1978Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1978:105Rank Score:245
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,242
Average Rating:  72/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 109 11%
1972 107 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 99 10%
1976 80 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 392 39%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Italy 15 2%
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