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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 22,000 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:1,510 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:64,219
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,684 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,098 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:45,132
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,311 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:827 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:25,519
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (899 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:18,355
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (892 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:17,461
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  83/100 (773 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:14,440
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  84/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:8,583
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  82/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:7,275
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  83/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:6,571
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  81/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:5,070
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  83/100 (282 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%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
Fela Kuti 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 320 43%
United Kingdom 186 25%
Germany 53 7%
Brazil 30 4%
France 22 3%
Italy 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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