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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 23,000 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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1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,638 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:68,676
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,822 votes)
Comments: 174 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:45,871
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,399 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:882 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:26,914
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (962 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:19,158
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (941 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:674 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:17,648
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  83/100 (825 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:14,913
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  84/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:8,705
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  82/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:7,632
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  83/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:6,664
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  81/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:5,173
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  83/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Deep Purple 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Georges Brassens 4 1%
Johnny Cash 4 1%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 325 42%
United Kingdom 190 24%
Germany 59 8%
Brazil 31 4%
Italy 25 3%
France 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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