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Best Albums of 1972

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 17,000 greatest album charts.

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1972 year summaryThe best artists of 1972 were David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Yes, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,213 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:52,269
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,291 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:930 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:39,436
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,062 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:661 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:21,083
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:70
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:15,710
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (726 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:15,440
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  82/100 (616 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:11,733
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  84/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,262
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  82/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,205
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  80/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:4,975
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  81/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,371
Rank in 1970s101Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  83/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Ray Barretto 3 1%
Archie Shepp 2 0%
Aretha Franklin 2 0%
Uriah Heep 2 0%
Bread 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 230 43%
United Kingdom 120 23%
Germany 45 8%
Brazil 21 4%
Italy 18 3%
France 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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