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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.
1970582265,629 After The Gold Rush (74th)
by Neil Young
1971618353,369 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
1972665254,706 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (20th)
by David Bowie
1973686298,483 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
1974635108,179 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (232nd)
by Genesis
1975642254,384 Wish You Were Here (14th)
by Pink Floyd
1976631127,582 Ramones (130th)
by Ramones
1977635248,442 Rumours (36th)
by Fleetwood Mac
1978635125,660 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
1979647244,160 London Calling (12th)
by The Clash
Total6,3762,280,595

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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RankAlbumArtist
951.

Time Fades AwayCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1973Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1973:109Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,661
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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952.

Blackboard Jungle DubJamaica The Upsetters
Year of Release:1973Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1973:110Rank Score:174
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,674
Average Rating:  75/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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953.

IncantationsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1978Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1978:111Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,683
Average Rating:  75/100 (18 votes)
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954.

Rough MixUnited Kingdom Pete Townshend And Ronnie Lane
Year of Release:1977Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1977:88Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,689
Average Rating:  71/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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955.

Com Que VozPortugal Amália Rodrigues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1970:104Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,691
Average Rating:  74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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956.

Living In The 70sAustralia Skyhooks
Year of Release:1974Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1974:93Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,693
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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957.

The RochesUnited States The Roches
Year of Release:1979Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1979:84Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,698
Average Rating:  69/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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958.

StormcockUnited Kingdom Roy Harper
Year of Release:1971Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1971:95Rank Score:173
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,702
Average Rating:  77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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959.

ZarathustraItaly Museo Rosenbach
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:111Rank Score:172
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,706
Average Rating:  71/100 (8 votes)
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960.

Thank Christ For The BombUnited Kingdom The Groundhogs
Year of Release:1970Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1970:105Rank Score:172
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,710
Average Rating:  70/100 (15 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 104 10%
1973 114 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 93 9%
1978 114 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 399 40%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 28 3%
Jamaica 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Italy 18 2%
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