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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 23,000 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.
1970926321,051 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971915426,486 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972970318,219 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
1973994360,998 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974924136,495 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (226th)
by Genesis
1975972311,124 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976906157,079 Songs In The Key Of Life (140th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977901303,420 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978914155,411 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979923296,375 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,3452,786,658

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
951.

Sorrow Tears And BloodNigeria Fela And Afrika 70
Year of Release:1977Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1977:93Rank Score:226
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,257
Average Rating:  78/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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952.

Banco Del Mutuo SoccorsoItaly Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
Year of Release:1972Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1972:96Rank Score:226
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,262
Average Rating:  75/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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953.

Dias Y FloresCuba Silvio Rodriguez
Year of Release:1975Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1975:97Rank Score:225
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,270
Average Rating:  73/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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954.

Acquiring The TasteUnited Kingdom Gentle Giant
Year of Release:1971Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:225
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,281
Average Rating:  79/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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955.

I AmUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1979Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1979:86Rank Score:224
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,290
Average Rating:  74/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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956.

Simple DreamsUnited States Linda Ronstadt
Year of Release:1977Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1977:94Rank Score:224
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,291
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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957.

The Concert For BangladeshUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1971Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1971:100Rank Score:224
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,303
Average Rating:  79/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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958.

Atlanta Twelve-StringUnited States Blind Willie McTell
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:222
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,336
Average Rating:  82/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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959.

No Reason To CryUnited Kingdom Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1976Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1976:81Rank Score:222
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,344
Average Rating:  66/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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960.

Judee SillUnited States Judee Sill
Year of Release:1971Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1971:101Rank Score:222
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,345
Average Rating:  77/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 102 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 112 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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