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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 16,000 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.
1970560259,989 After The Gold Rush (75th)
by Neil Young
1971594346,936 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972643250,669 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973666294,476 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625106,024 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (230th)
by Genesis
1975626251,741 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976604125,608 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977615244,510 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978617124,242 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979631241,332 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1812,245,527

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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951.

Living In The 70sAustralia Skyhooks
Year of Release:1974Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1974:91Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,636
Average Rating: 73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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952.

Black MarketUnited States Weather Report
Year of Release:1976Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,642
Average Rating: 71/100 (26 votes)
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953.

AmigosUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1976Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1976:78Rank Score:172
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,661
Average Rating: 66/100 (16 votes)
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954.

You Think You Really Know MeUnited States Gary Wilson
Year of Release:1977Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1977:87Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,679
Average Rating: 67/100 (14 votes)
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955.

In The Heat Of The NightUnited States Pat Benatar
Year of Release:1979Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1979:88Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,682
Average Rating: 73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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956.

Night OwlUnited Kingdom Gerry Rafferty
Year of Release:1979Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1979:89Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,685
Average Rating: 66/100 (23 votes)
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957.

Alice Non Lo SaItaly Francesco De Gregori
Year of Release:1974Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1974:92Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,691
Average Rating: 72/100 (7 votes)
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958.

Time PassagesUnited Kingdom Al Stewart
Year of Release:1978Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1978:112Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,695
Average Rating: 71/100 (24 votes)
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959.

Ready For The HouseUnited States Jandek
Year of Release:1978Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1978:113Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,698
Average Rating: 77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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960.

PersepolisRomania Iannis Xenakis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,704
Average Rating: 76/100 (5 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 105 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 100 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 397 40%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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