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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.
1970559259,538 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971594346,437 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972643250,050 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973666294,204 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974625105,666 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (233rd)
by Genesis
1975625251,496 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976604125,411 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977615244,218 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978617123,887 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979631241,046 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,1792,241,954

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.

In The Heat Of The NightUnited States Pat Benatar
Year of Release:1979Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1979:87Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,672
Average Rating: 73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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952.

Night OwlUnited Kingdom Gerry Rafferty
Year of Release:1979Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1979:88Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,674
Average Rating: 66/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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953.

Alice Non Lo SaItaly Francesco De Gregori
Year of Release:1974Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1974:92Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,679
Average Rating: 72/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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954.

Time PassagesUnited Kingdom Al Stewart
Year of Release:1978Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1978:112Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,685
Average Rating: 71/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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955.

Ready For The HouseUnited States Jandek
Year of Release:1978Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1978:113Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,687
Average Rating: 77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

RaspberriesUnited States Raspberries
Year of Release:1972Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,694
Average Rating: 69/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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957.

Playing PossumUnited States Carly Simon
Year of Release:1975Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1975:98Rank Score:171
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,695
Average Rating: 60/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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958.

A Trip To MarinevilleUnited Kingdom Swell Maps
Year of Release:1979Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1979:89Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,705
Average Rating: 74/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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959.

Com Que VozPortugal Amália Rodrigues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:170
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,707
Average Rating: 73/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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960.

Pieces Of A ManUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
Year of Release:1971Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1971:97Rank Score:169
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,718
Average Rating: 77/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 106 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 90 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Santana 9 1%
Genesis 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 399 40%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Italy 17 2%
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