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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 19,000 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:1,334 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:56,808
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,443 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,010 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:42,564
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,179 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:750 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:23,129
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (787 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:16,803
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (805 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:593 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:16,421
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  83/100 (694 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:12,366
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  84/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,788
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  81/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,683
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  80/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:5,592
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  82/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,368
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  83/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
Fela Kuti 3 0%
Weather Report 2 0%
Chick Corea & Return to Forever 2 0%
Bread 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 265 44%
United Kingdom 133 22%
Germany 48 8%
Brazil 29 5%
Italy 18 3%
France 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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