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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 20,000 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.
1970713291,666 After The Gold Rush (76th)
by Neil Young
1971733390,416 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972804284,649 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973836330,198 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974789122,268 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (237th)
by Genesis
1975812282,516 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976774140,493 Songs In The Key Of Life (139th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977784274,115 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978796140,978 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979791270,630 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total7,8322,527,929

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
951.

The Grand WazooUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1972Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1972:100Rank Score:205
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,273
Average Rating:  77/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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952.

PeliculasArgentina La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros
Year of Release:1977Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1977:91Rank Score:205
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,279
Average Rating:  77/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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953.

Una Donna Per AmicoItaly Lucio Battisti
Year of Release:1978Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1978:104Rank Score:205
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,280
Average Rating:  70/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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954.

Phases And StagesUnited States Willie Nelson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1974:93Rank Score:205
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,285
Average Rating:  78/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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955.

Wolf CityGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1972Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1972:101Rank Score:204
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,290
Average Rating:  78/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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956.

Face To Face: A Live RecordingUnited Kingdom Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel
Year of Release:1977Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1977:92Rank Score:204
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,303
Average Rating:  65/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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957.

Living In The 70sAustralia Skyhooks
Year of Release:1974Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1974:94Rank Score:204
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,310
Average Rating:  74/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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958.

ZarathustraItaly Museo Rosenbach
Year of Release:1973Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1973:105Rank Score:203
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,319
Average Rating:  72/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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959.

Mad Dogs And EnglishmenUnited Kingdom Joe Cocker
Year of Release:1970Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1970:104Rank Score:203
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,324
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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960.

Silent Cries And Mighty EchoesGermany Eloy
Year of Release:1978Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1978:105Rank Score:203
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,325
Average Rating:  78/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 104 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 98 10%
1975 102 10%
1976 80 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 385 39%
United Kingdom 380 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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