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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 19,000 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.
1970650281,702 After The Gold Rush (75th)
by Neil Young
1971673378,493 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972725274,242 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973755318,545 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974707117,339 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (231st)
by Genesis
1975719271,989 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
1976693136,180 Songs in the Key of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977707263,727 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978707135,722 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979721261,630 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total7,0572,439,570

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.

Judee SillUnited States Judee Sill
Year of Release:1971Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1971:101Rank Score:196
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,325
Average Rating:  74/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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952.

Camembert ElectriqueMixed Nationality Gong
Year of Release:1971Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1971:102Rank Score:196
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,332
Average Rating:  76/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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953.

Peliculas Argentina La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros
Year of Release:1977Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1977:89Rank Score:195
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,345
Average Rating:  78/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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954.

The Concert For BangladeshUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1971Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1971:103Rank Score:195
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,346
Average Rating:  79/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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955.

Mad Dogs And EnglishmenUnited Kingdom Joe Cocker
Year of Release:1970Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1970:105Rank Score:195
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,351
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

A Space In TimeUnited Kingdom Ten Years After
Year of Release:1971Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1971:104Rank Score:195
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,353
Average Rating:  76/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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957.

Main CourseUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1975Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1975:98Rank Score:195
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,355
Average Rating:  71/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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958.

The GamblerUnited States Kenny Rogers
Year of Release:1978Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:194
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,369
Average Rating:  69/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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959.

Bless The WeatherUnited Kingdom John Martyn
Year of Release:1971Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1971:105Rank Score:194
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,374
Average Rating:  71/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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960.

TattooIreland Rory Gallagher
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:106Rank Score:194
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,384
Average Rating:  73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 107 11%
1972 102 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 98 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 79 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 113 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 10 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Elton John 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 388 39%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 16 2%
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