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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 26,000 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.
19701,094354,100 Paranoid (78th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,117473,738 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,168354,607 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,154399,375 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,069156,318 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (216th)
by Genesis
19751,132344,216 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,050175,090 Songs In The Key Of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,041338,861 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,054172,247 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,065323,487 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total10,9443,092,039

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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RankAlbumArtist
951.

GumboUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1972Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:249
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,331
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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952.

Deceptive BendsUnited Kingdom 10cc
Year of Release:1977Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1977:93Rank Score:249
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,335
Average Rating:  71/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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953.

Loud 'n' ProudUnited Kingdom Nazareth
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:106Rank Score:248
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,344
Average Rating:  75/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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954.

HeresieBelgium Univers Zero
Year of Release:1979Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1979:83Rank Score:248
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,346
Average Rating:  78/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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955.

Quark, Strangeness And CharmUnited Kingdom Hawkwind
Year of Release:1977Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1977:94Rank Score:248
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,348
Average Rating:  77/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Felona E SoronaItaly Le Orme
Year of Release:1973Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1973:107Rank Score:247
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,358
Average Rating:  77/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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957.

RazamanazUnited Kingdom Nazareth
Year of Release:1973Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1973:108Rank Score:247
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,362
Average Rating:  74/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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958.

BacklessUnited Kingdom Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1978Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1978:104Rank Score:247
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,372
Average Rating:  72/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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959.

Back In The USAUnited States MC5
Year of Release:1970Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1970:104Rank Score:247
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,377
Average Rating:  75/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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960.

In My Own TimeUnited States Karen Dalton
Year of Release:1971Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1971:100Rank Score:247
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,378
Average Rating:  76/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 109 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 97 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
Santana 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 14 1%
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