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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 20,000 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:1,366 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:58,149
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,495 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,039 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:43,692
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,214 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:773 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:23,606
Rank in 1970s18Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (817 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:621 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:17,357
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (826 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:602 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:16,610
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:105
Average Rating:  83/100 (717 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:12,987
Rank in 1970s34Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  84/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,901
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  81/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,845
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  80/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:5,753
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  82/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,901
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  83/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
Fela Kuti 3 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Cornelis Vreeswijk 2 0%
Shocking Blue 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 272 43%
United Kingdom 140 22%
Germany 48 8%
Brazil 29 5%
Italy 20 3%
France 16 3%
Canada 11 2%
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