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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.
1970551254,517 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971584336,188 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972629241,701 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973648287,076 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974606102,066 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (231st)
by Genesis
1975605245,261 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976588122,324 Ramones (130th)
by Ramones
1977601238,082 Rumours (37th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978605120,989 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979622235,877 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,0392,184,080

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 1978:113Rank Score:168
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,684
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 1975:98Rank Score:167
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,691
Average Rating: 74/100 (27 votes)
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953.

EskimoUnited States The Residents
Year of Release:1979Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1979:87Rank Score:167
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,699
Average Rating: 73/100 (48 votes)
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954.

Weasels Ripped My FleshUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:167
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,705
Average Rating: 74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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955.

RaspberriesUnited States Raspberries
Year of Release:1972Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1972:100Rank Score:167
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,714
Average Rating: 70/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

Umanamente Uomo: Il SognoItaly Lucio Battisti
Year of Release:1972Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1972:101Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,715
Average Rating: 70/100 (11 votes)
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957.

An Evening With John DenverUnited States John Denver
Year of Release:1975Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1975:99Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,716
Average Rating: 75/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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958.

Chicago XIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1977Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1977:87Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,718
Average Rating: 73/100 (4 votes)
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959.

Live BulletUnited States Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Year of Release:1976Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,720
Average Rating: 75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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960.

Afro Blue ImpressionsUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1977Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1977:88Rank Score:166
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,722
Average Rating: 69/100 (14 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 102 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 108 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 91 9%
1978 116 12%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 395 40%
United Kingdom 384 38%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 26 3%
Italy 17 2%
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