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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 23,000 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.
1970930323,739 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971926431,098 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972974321,380 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
19731,003364,285 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974927137,847 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (225th)
by Genesis
1975982313,571 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976910158,658 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977906306,868 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978922155,988 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979924298,531 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,4042,811,966

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.

A Woofer In Tweeter's ClothingUnited States Sparks
Year of Release:1972Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1972:96Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,163
Average Rating:  74/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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932.

Radios AppearAustralia Radio Birdman
Year of Release:1977Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1977:91Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,173
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.

Back In The USAUnited States MC5
Year of Release:1970Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,174
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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934.

SoundtracksGermany Can
Year of Release:1970Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:234
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,182
Average Rating:  80/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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935.

A Question Of BalanceUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:232
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,198
Average Rating:  76/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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936.

Fish Out Of WaterUnited Kingdom Chris Squire
Year of Release:1975Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1975:97Rank Score:232
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,208
Average Rating:  79/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Felona E SoronaItaly Le Orme
Year of Release:1973Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:232
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,214
Average Rating:  75/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

Dancer With Bruised KneesCanada Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Year of Release:1977Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1977:92Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,222
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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939.

Dancing In The Dragon's JawsCanada Bruce Cockburn
Year of Release:1979Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1979:82Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,223
Average Rating:  72/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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940.

The Pavilion Of DreamsUnited States Harold Budd
Year of Release:1978Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1978:106Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,233
Average Rating:  76/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 104 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 109 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 10 1%
David Bowie 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 390 39%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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