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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 23,000 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.
1970948328,916 After The Gold Rush (77th)
by Neil Young
1971959436,735 Led Zeppelin IV (10th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,006327,954 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,025371,941 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974944137,513 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (224th)
by Genesis
19751,007317,362 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976934159,953 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
1977928311,921 Rumours (34th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978941158,786 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (170th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979951301,542 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total9,6432,852,624

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.

CaribouUnited Kingdom Elton John
Year of Release:1974Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1974:90Rank Score:229
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,317
Average Rating:  67/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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952.

Sorrow Tears And BloodNigeria Fela And Afrika 70
Year of Release:1977Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1977:94Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,331
Average Rating:  78/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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953.

2ndGermany Agitation Free
Year of Release:1973Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1973:108Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,334
Average Rating:  80/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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954.

The House On The HillUnited Kingdom Audience
Year of Release:1971Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,335
Average Rating:  70/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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955.

Simple DreamsUnited States Linda Ronstadt
Year of Release:1977Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1977:95Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,336
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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956.

The North Star Grassman And The RavensUnited Kingdom Sandy Denny
Year of Release:1971Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,339
Average Rating:  78/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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957.

SiembraPanama Willie Colon And Ruben Blades
Year of Release:1978Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1978:106Rank Score:228
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,341
Average Rating:  79/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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958.

GumboUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1972Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:227
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,342
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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959.

Delta Momma BluesUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1971Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1971:100Rank Score:227
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,348
Average Rating:  73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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960.

Crossing The Red Sea With The AdvertsUnited Kingdom The Adverts
Year of Release:1978Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1978:107Rank Score:227
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,350
Average Rating:  76/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 106 11%
1973 112 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 103 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 10 1%
David Bowie 10 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 386 39%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Italy 15 2%
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