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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.
1970558257,402 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971591342,829 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972641247,180 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973661290,919 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974618103,409 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (233rd)
by Genesis
1975618248,343 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976601123,975 Ramones (129th)
by Ramones
1977609241,946 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978614122,797 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979629238,394 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1402,217,193

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.

Com Que VozPortugal Amália Rodrigues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,657
Average Rating: 73/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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952.

Hergest RidgeUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1974Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1974:92Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,667
Average Rating: 73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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953.

Last Days And TimeUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1972Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:169
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,685
Average Rating: 71/100 (10 votes)
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954.

HydraUnited States Toto
Year of Release:1979Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1979:87Rank Score:169
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,686
Average Rating: 69/100 (30 votes)
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955.

Sing For Very Important PeopleUnited States The Free Design
Year of Release:1970Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:168
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,695
Average Rating: 77/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

Smokin'United Kingdom Humble Pie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1972:100Rank Score:168
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,704
Average Rating: 70/100 (24 votes)
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957.

The Sinking Of The TitanicUnited Kingdom Gavin Bryars
Year of Release:1975Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1975:98Rank Score:168
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,707
Average Rating: 79/100 (8 votes)
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958.

Måltid Sweden Samla Mammas Manna
Year of Release:1973Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1973:107Rank Score:168
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,713
Average Rating: 71/100 (10 votes)
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959.

Fresh Fish SpecialUnited States Robert Gordon With Link Wray
Year of Release:1978Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1978:114Rank Score:168
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,720
Average Rating: 65/100 (10 votes)
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960.

Pieces Of A ManUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
Year of Release:1971Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:167
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,736
Average Rating: 76/100 (26 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 109 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 80 8%
1977 89 9%
1978 117 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%
Genesis 9 1%
Santana 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 397 40%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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