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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, 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:1,201 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:51,683
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,272 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:921 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:39,318
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,047 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:20,574
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: 86/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:551 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:15,633
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:97
Average Rating: 84/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:523 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:15,343
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: 82/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:11,676
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:134
Average Rating: 84/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,062
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:238
Average Rating: 81/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,222
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:307
Average Rating: 80/100 (265 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:4,963
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:321
Average Rating: 82/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,216
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:380
Average Rating: 83/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso 2 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
The Doors 2 0%
George Carlin 2 0%
Canned Heat 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 221 43%
United Kingdom 117 23%
Germany 44 9%
Brazil 20 4%
Italy 18 4%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
Canada 10 2%
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