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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 17,000 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.
1970600270,568 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971639358,731 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972680258,671 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973699303,460 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974652110,826 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (226th)
by Genesis
1975661258,396 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976651129,482 Ramones (135th)
by Ramones
1977651251,647 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978653127,973 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (173rd)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979669247,615 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,5552,317,369

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.

Half Machine Lip MovesUnited States Chrome
Year of Release:1979Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1979:84Rank Score:180
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,555
Average Rating:  75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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952.

BandolierUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1975Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1975:98Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,579
Average Rating:  69/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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953.

BananamourUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:110Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,580
Average Rating:  75/100 (17 votes)
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954.

Door, DoorAustralia The Boys Next Door
Year of Release:1979Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1979:85Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,582
Average Rating:  67/100 (16 votes)
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955.

Buckingham NicksUnited States Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Year of Release:1973Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1973:111Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,589
Average Rating:  77/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

HydraUnited States Toto
Year of Release:1979Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1979:86Rank Score:179
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,593
Average Rating:  69/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Hölderlins TraumGermany Hölderlin
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:178
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,609
Average Rating:  76/100 (12 votes)
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958.

Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar GasUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1976Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1976:78Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,625
Average Rating:  65/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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959.

No New YorkMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1978Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1978:110Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,627
Average Rating:  76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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960.

Time Fades AwayCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1973Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1973:112Rank Score:177
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,628
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 100 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 114 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 80 8%
1977 92 9%
1978 115 12%
1979 90 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Santana 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 396 40%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 17 2%
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