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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 18,000 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.
1970610273,736 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971652363,979 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972694263,420 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973717307,646 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974673113,168 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (227th)
by Genesis
1975683262,684 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976667131,064 Ramones (137th)
by Ramones
1977665254,328 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978666129,908 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979688250,659 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,7152,350,594

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.

Bare TreesUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1972Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:185
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,544
Average Rating:  69/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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952.

Can't Get EnoughUnited States Barry White
Year of Release:1974Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1974:93Rank Score:184
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,555
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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953.

Still BillUnited States Bill Withers
Year of Release:1972Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:184
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,559
Average Rating:  77/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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954.

Extra TextureUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1975Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1975:98Rank Score:184
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,563
Average Rating:  66/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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955.

Volumen 5Argentina Pappo's Blues
Year of Release:1974Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1974:94Rank Score:184
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,566
Average Rating:  71/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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956.

The TubesUnited States The Tubes
Year of Release:1975Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1975:99Rank Score:183
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,581
Average Rating:  74/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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957.

The Only OnesUnited Kingdom The Only Ones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1978:108Rank Score:183
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,583
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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958.

Rocky Mountain HighUnited States John Denver
Year of Release:1972Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:183
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,585
Average Rating:  66/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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959.

ELO 2United Kingdom Electric Light Orchestra
Year of Release:1973Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1973:107Rank Score:183
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,587
Average Rating:  72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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960.

StageUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:182
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,608
Average Rating:  71/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 114 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 102 10%
1976 79 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 112 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Santana 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 387 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 31 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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