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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.
1970557256,065 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971589339,901 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972641244,523 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973660289,263 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974617102,883 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (229th)
by Genesis
1975617247,483 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976598123,061 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977609240,803 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978612121,661 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979627237,200 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1272,202,843

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.

Hergest RidgeUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1974Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1974:91Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,648
Average Rating: 73/100 (24 votes)
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952.

Kingdom ComeUnited States Sir Lord Baltimore
Year of Release:1970Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,651
Average Rating: 69/100 (17 votes)
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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:5,669
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:5,670
Average Rating: 69/100 (28 votes)
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955.

Pieces Of A ManUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
Year of Release:1971Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1971:97Rank Score:168
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,680
Average Rating: 76/100 (25 votes)
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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:5,688
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:5,690
Average Rating: 79/100 (7 votes)
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958.

Fresh Fish SpecialUnited States Robert Gordon With Link Wray
Year of Release:1978Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1978:113Rank Score:168
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,700
Average Rating: 65/100 (10 votes)
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959.

Yesterday's WineUnited States Willie Nelson
Year of Release:1971Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:167
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,718
Average Rating: 76/100 (4 votes)
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960.

Little FeatUnited States Little Feat
Year of Release:1971Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:167
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,727
Average Rating: 72/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Italy 17 2%
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