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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 24,000 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.
1970985333,121 After The Gold Rush (78th)
by Neil Young
19711,012443,583 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,065332,950 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (18th)
by David Bowie
19731,058374,701 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974968144,030 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (221st)
by Genesis
19751,048323,885 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
1976963163,478 Songs In The Key Of Life (139th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977954315,133 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978963161,696 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (168th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979978303,889 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total9,9942,896,468

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
951.

Crossing The Red Sea With The AdvertsUnited Kingdom The Adverts
Year of Release:1978Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1978:107Rank Score:233
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,338
Average Rating:  77/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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952.

SiembraPanama Willie Colon And Ruben Blades
Year of Release:1978Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1978:108Rank Score:232
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,346
Average Rating:  79/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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953.

LiveUnited States Donny Hathaway
Year of Release:1972Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1972:100Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,363
Average Rating:  75/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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954.

Dancing In The Dragon's JawsCanada Bruce Cockburn
Year of Release:1979Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1979:82Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,365
Average Rating:  73/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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955.

Dancer With Bruised KneesCanada Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Year of Release:1977Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1977:93Rank Score:231
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,373
Average Rating:  76/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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956.

A Question Of BalanceUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,389
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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957.

Snowflakes Are DancingJapan Isao Tomita
Year of Release:1974Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1974:92Rank Score:230
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,396
Average Rating:  70/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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958.

MarathonUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1979Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1979:83Rank Score:229
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,399
Average Rating:  63/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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959.

Cabaret (Original Soundtrack Recording)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1972Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1972:101Rank Score:229
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,400
Average Rating:  75/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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960.

Welcome To The CanteenUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1971Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1971:100Rank Score:229
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,402
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 108 11%
1973 109 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 84 8%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 10 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 392 39%
United Kingdom 387 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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