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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 17,000 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.
1970575263,819 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971616352,025 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972660253,383 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973680297,426 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974633107,158 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (231st)
by Genesis
1975640254,097 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976624127,282 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977628247,758 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978628125,263 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979642243,807 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,3262,272,017

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.

Let My Children Hear MusicUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1972Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:183
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,451
Average Rating:  77/100 (33 votes)
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932.

Can't Get EnoughUnited States Barry White
Year of Release:1974Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1974:90Rank Score:182
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,468
Average Rating:  70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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933.

Door, DoorAustralia The Boys Next Door
Year of Release:1979Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1979:84Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,478
Average Rating:  67/100 (16 votes)
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934.

Bongo FuryUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1975Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,483
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
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935.

Main CourseUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1975Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,485
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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936.

One WorldUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1977Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:181
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,492
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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937.

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round TableUnited Kingdom Rick Wakeman
Year of Release:1975Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:180
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,497
Average Rating:  68/100 (21 votes)
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938.

CaribouUnited Kingdom Elton John
Year of Release:1974Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1974:91Rank Score:180
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,514
Average Rating:  69/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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939.

BananamourUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,527
Average Rating:  75/100 (17 votes)
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940.

Buckingham NicksUnited States Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:106Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,548
Average Rating:  77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 114 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 113 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 399 40%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Italy 18 2%
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