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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 24,000 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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1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,694 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:71,268
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,904 votes)
Comments: 179 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,149 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:46,195
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,440 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:899 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:27,696
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,006 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:730 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:19,497
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:101
Average Rating:  84/100 (976 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:693 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:17,956
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:545 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:15,906
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  84/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:9,107
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  82/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:8,118
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  83/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:7,185
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  81/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:5,265
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  83/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 9 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 339 43%
United Kingdom 195 25%
Germany 56 7%
Italy 27 3%
Brazil 26 3%
France 25 3%
Canada 13 2%
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