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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 22,000 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.
1970899313,296 After The Gold Rush (76th)
by Neil Young
1971885415,971 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972947309,283 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973962351,908 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974899133,373 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (221st)
by Genesis
1975942301,551 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976882152,625 Songs In The Key Of Life (142nd)
by Stevie Wonder
1977880294,284 Rumours (35th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978894152,252 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979890290,234 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,0802,714,777

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

MarathonUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1979Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1979:85Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,135
Average Rating:  66/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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932.

Red Rose SpeedwayUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney & Wings
Year of Release:1973Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,157
Average Rating:  74/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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933.

A Woofer In Tweeter's ClothingUnited States Sparks
Year of Release:1972Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,160
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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934.

The TubesUnited States The Tubes
Year of Release:1975Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1975:98Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,168
Average Rating:  75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

A Question Of BalanceUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,170
Average Rating:  76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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936.

Loud 'n' ProudUnited Kingdom Nazareth
Year of Release:1973Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:226
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,185
Average Rating:  75/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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937.

SiembraPanama Willie Colon And Ruben Blades
Year of Release:1978Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1978:106Rank Score:226
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,187
Average Rating:  78/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

I AmUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1979Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1979:86Rank Score:225
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,193
Average Rating:  74/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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939.

García y La Máquina de Hacer PájarosArgentina La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros
Year of Release:1976Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:225
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,200
Average Rating:  77/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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940.

Dias Y FloresCuba Silvio Rodriguez
Year of Release:1975Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1975:99Rank Score:225
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,203
Average Rating:  74/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 103 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 391 39%
United Kingdom 380 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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