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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.
1970550254,330 After The Gold Rush (73rd)
by Neil Young
1971580335,802 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972627240,173 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973641285,831 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974599102,228 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (225th)
by Genesis
1975601243,364 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976587122,775 Ramones (131st)
by Ramones
1977595237,832 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978604121,378 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979613235,373 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total5,9972,179,087

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.

Fresh Fish SpecialUnited States Robert Gordon With Link Wray
Year of Release:1978Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1978:114Rank Score:168
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,634
Average Rating: 65/100 (10 votes)
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952.

Bongo FuryUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1975Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:167
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,641
Average Rating: 74/100 (27 votes)
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953.

RaspberriesUnited States Raspberries
Year of Release:1972Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:167
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,659
Average Rating: 70/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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954.

Umanamente Uomo: Il SognoItaly Lucio Battisti
Year of Release:1972Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1972:100Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,660
Average Rating: 70/100 (11 votes)
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955.

An Evening With John DenverUnited States John Denver
Year of Release:1975Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1975:97Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,661
Average Rating: 75/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

Music From The Penguin CafeUnited Kingdom Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Year of Release:1976Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1976:78Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,664
Average Rating: 75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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957.

Live BulletUnited States Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Year of Release:1976Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1976:79Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,665
Average Rating: 75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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958.

Chicago XIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1977Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1977:85Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,668
Average Rating: 73/100 (4 votes)
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959.

Afro Blue ImpressionsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1977Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1977:86Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,669
Average Rating: 69/100 (14 votes)
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960.

Nicely Out Of TuneUnited Kingdom Lindisfarne
Year of Release:1970Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1970:105Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,678
Average Rating: 70/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 110 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 89 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 396 40%
United Kingdom 385 39%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 27 3%
Italy 17 2%
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