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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 18,000 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:1,251 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:53,603
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,340 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:967 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:40,630
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,097 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:700 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:22,119
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (733 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:16,014
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:101
Average Rating:  84/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:550 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:15,693
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  83/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:12,281
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  84/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,517
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  81/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,396
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  81/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:5,360
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  80/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,578
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  83/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Ray Barretto 3 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
Premiata Forneria Marconi 2 0%
Pink Floyd 2 0%
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 235 43%
United Kingdom 125 23%
Germany 47 9%
Brazil 22 4%
Italy 18 3%
France 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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