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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 14,000 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.
1970516236,574 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971540315,376 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972588224,886 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973598268,896 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
197454393,348 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (233rd)
by Genesis
1975554229,588 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976538114,788 Ramones (134th)
by Ramones
1977530220,984 Rumours (38th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978539113,142 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979543221,905 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total5,4892,039,487

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.

Beau DommageCanada Beau Dommage
Year of Release:1974Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1974:91Rank Score:155
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,686
Average Rating: 76/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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952.

Right TimeJamaica Mighty Diamonds
Year of Release:1976Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1976:80Rank Score:154
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,707
Average Rating: 74/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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953.

CabrettaUnited States Mink DeVille
Year of Release:1977Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1977:87Rank Score:154
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,723
Average Rating: 73/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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954.

In The Heat Of The NightUnited States Pat Benatar
Year of Release:1979Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1979:88Rank Score:154
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,726
Average Rating: 73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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955.

Janis Joplin's Greatest HitsUnited States Janis Joplin
Year of Release:1973Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1973:107Rank Score:153
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,734
Average Rating: 77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

The Pavilion Of DreamsUnited States Harold Budd
Year of Release:1978Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1978:108Rank Score:153
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,736
Average Rating: 77/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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957.

El Poeta Del RuidoMexico Decibel
Year of Release:1978Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:153
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,745
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Comments: 0 comments
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958.

Illusions On A Double DimpleGermany Triumvirat
Year of Release:1974Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1974:92Rank Score:153
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,747
Average Rating: 75/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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959.

Music From The Penguin CafeUnited Kingdom Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Year of Release:1976Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1976:81Rank Score:153
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,750
Average Rating: 75/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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960.

On The LevelUnited Kingdom Status Quo
Year of Release:1975Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1975:98Rank Score:153
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,753
Average Rating: 69/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 104 10%
1973 115 12%
1974 95 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 89 9%
1978 115 12%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 390 39%
United States 386 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Italy 19 2%
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