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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.
1970624277,110 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971666370,465 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972713268,586 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973739313,276 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974692114,703 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (231st)
by Genesis
1975698266,905 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976677134,345 Ramones (132nd)
by Ramones
1977681257,987 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978683132,483 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979702255,815 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,8752,391,676

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.

GratitudeUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1975Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:199
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,309
Average Rating:  70/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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932.

Silent Cries And Mighty EchoesGermany Eloy
Year of Release:1978Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1978:107Rank Score:199
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,312
Average Rating:  76/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.

Elis (1974)Brazil Elis Regina
Year of Release:1974Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1974:87Rank Score:199
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,316
Average Rating:  69/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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934.

In The Heat Of The NightUnited States Pat Benatar
Year of Release:1979Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1979:85Rank Score:198
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,326
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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935.

Motörhead United Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1977Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1977:87Rank Score:198
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,332
Average Rating:  71/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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936.

Io Sono Nato LiberoItaly Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:197
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,345
Average Rating:  75/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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937.

Blues For AllahUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1975Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:197
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,348
Average Rating:  72/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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938.

Summertime DreamCanada Gordon Lightfoot
Year of Release:1976Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1976:75Rank Score:196
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,365
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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939.

Main CourseUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1975Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:195
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,373
Average Rating:  71/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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940.

The GamblerUnited States Kenny Rogers
Year of Release:1978Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1978:108Rank Score:194
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,402
Average Rating:  68/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 104 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 114 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 80 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 114 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Santana 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 392 39%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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