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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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1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,171 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:50,211
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,236 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:899 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:38,073
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,019 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:616 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:19,418
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:73
Average Rating: 86/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:537 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:15,184
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:101
Average Rating: 84/100 (693 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:504 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:14,886
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: 82/100 (585 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:11,290
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:135
Average Rating: 84/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:6,877
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:238
Average Rating: 81/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,029
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:310
Average Rating: 80/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:4,552
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:340
Average Rating: 82/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:3,801
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:415
Average Rating: 83/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Ray Barretto 2 0%
Cream 2 0%
A.R. & Machines 2 0%
Neil Young 2 0%
Kris Kristofferson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 215 43%
United Kingdom 113 23%
Germany 44 9%
Brazil 19 4%
Italy 18 4%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Canada 10 2%
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