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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 16,000 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, Genesis, Jethro Tull 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:1,179 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:50,840
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,245 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:901 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:38,161
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,025 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:626 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:19,673
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:73
Average Rating: 86/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:539 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:15,210
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:100
Average Rating: 84/100 (699 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:15,031
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: 82/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:11,353
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:135
Average Rating: 84/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:6,940
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:239
Average Rating: 81/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,173
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:306
Average Rating: 80/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:4,609
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:336
Average Rating: 82/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:3,869
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:409
Average Rating: 83/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Ten Years After 2 0%
Edgar Winter 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Ray Barretto 2 0%
Cream 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 221 44%
United Kingdom 115 23%
Germany 44 9%
Brazil 19 4%
Italy 18 4%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Canada 10 2%
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