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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.
1970562261,432 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971596348,675 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972645251,869 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973669295,854 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625106,437 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (230th)
by Genesis
1975628252,753 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976605126,284 Ramones (133rd)
by Ramones
1977617245,736 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978619124,703 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979633242,351 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1992,256,096

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.

TimewindGermany Klaus Schulze
Year of Release:1975Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1975:98Rank Score:175
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,611
Average Rating: 77/100 (19 votes)
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952.

Movimento PerpétuoPortugal Carlos Paredes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1971:97Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,634
Average Rating: 75/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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953.

IncantationsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1978Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1978:111Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,639
Average Rating: 75/100 (18 votes)
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954.

Truths And RightsJamaica Johnny Osbourne
Year of Release:1979Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1979:87Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,646
Average Rating: 75/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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955.

Rough MixUnited Kingdom Pete Townshend And Ronnie Lane
Year of Release:1977Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,647
Average Rating: 71/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

Living In The 70sAustralia Skyhooks
Year of Release:1974Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1974:92Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,649
Average Rating: 73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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957.

Black MarketUnited States Weather Report
Year of Release:1976Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1976:79Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,654
Average Rating: 71/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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958.

AmigosUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1976Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1976:80Rank Score:172
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,669
Average Rating: 66/100 (16 votes)
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959.

In The Heat Of The NightUnited States Pat Benatar
Year of Release:1979Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1979:88Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,693
Average Rating: 73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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960.

Night OwlUnited Kingdom Gerry Rafferty
Year of Release:1979Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1979:89Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,695
Average Rating: 66/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 108 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 115 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 400 40%
United Kingdom 381 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 16 2%
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