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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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,679 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:70,499
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,868 votes)
Comments: 178 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,146 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:45,918
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,424 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:27,466
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (993 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:727 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:19,415
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:101
Average Rating:  84/100 (960 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:691 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:17,879
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:15,602
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  84/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:9,056
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  82/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:7,948
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  83/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:7,010
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  81/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:5,173
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  83/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 335 42%
United Kingdom 192 24%
Germany 57 7%
Brazil 30 4%
Italy 27 3%
France 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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