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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 15,000 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.
1970537251,307 After The Gold Rush (73rd)
by Neil Young
1971564331,612 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972612237,131 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973625280,494 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
197458099,503 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (232nd)
by Genesis
1975583240,946 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976560120,043 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977565233,602 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978569119,093 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979582232,284 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total5,7772,146,014

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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951.

Live In EuropeIreland Rory Gallagher
Year of Release:1972Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1972:105Rank Score:164
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,599
Average Rating: 72/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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952.

Thank Christ For The BombUnited Kingdom The Groundhogs
Year of Release:1970Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1970:107Rank Score:163
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,630
Average Rating: 69/100 (13 votes)
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953.

SplitUnited Kingdom The Groundhogs
Year of Release:1971Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,653
Average Rating: 74/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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954.

Chicken Skin MusicUnited States Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1976Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,654
Average Rating: 76/100 (14 votes)
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955.

Main CourseUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1975Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,656
Average Rating: 73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

BudgieUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,659
Average Rating: 70/100 (13 votes)
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957.

Chicago XIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1977Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1977:85Rank Score:162
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,667
Average Rating: 73/100 (3 votes)
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958.

Music From The Penguin CafeUnited Kingdom Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Year of Release:1976Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1976:78Rank Score:161
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,696
Average Rating: 75/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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959.

A Trip To MarinevilleUnited Kingdom Swell Maps
Year of Release:1979Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1979:86Rank Score:161
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,703
Average Rating: 75/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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960.

Pequeñas Anécdotas Sobre Las InstitucionesArgentina Sui Generis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:160
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,705
Average Rating: 70/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 109 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 112 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 87 9%
1978 115 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 393 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Italy 17 2%
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