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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 15,000 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.
1970533248,118 After The Gold Rush (73rd)
by Neil Young
1971557329,929 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972611236,037 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973619278,312 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
197457298,098 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (227th)
by Genesis
1975580238,812 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976557119,892 Ramones (133rd)
by Ramones
1977560231,021 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978565117,702 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (172nd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979577229,905 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total5,7312,127,826

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.

Chicken Skin MusicUnited States Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1976Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1976:78Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,635
Average Rating: 76/100 (14 votes)
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952.

BudgieUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,637
Average Rating: 70/100 (13 votes)
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953.

Main CourseUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1975Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,638
Average Rating: 73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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954.

Chicago XIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1977Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,641
Average Rating: 73/100 (3 votes)
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955.

Music From The Penguin CafeUnited Kingdom Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Year of Release:1976Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1976:79Rank Score:161
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,666
Average Rating: 75/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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956.

Kingdom ComeUnited States Sir Lord Baltimore
Year of Release:1970Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1970:107Rank Score:161
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,677
Average Rating: 69/100 (15 votes)
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957.

This Is The Moody Blues
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United Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1974Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:160
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,710
Average Rating: 76/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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958.

Spirits Having FlownUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1979Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1979:85Rank Score:159
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,714
Average Rating: 70/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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959.

A Trip To MarinevilleUnited Kingdom Swell Maps
Year of Release:1979Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1979:86Rank Score:159
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,716
Average Rating: 75/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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960.

Yesterday's WineUnited States Willie Nelson
Year of Release:1971Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:159
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,720
Average Rating: 75/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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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 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 88 9%
1978 113 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 385 39%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Italy 17 2%
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