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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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1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,283 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:54,698
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,372 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:984 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:41,333
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,121 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:22,763
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:593 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:16,554
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:15,770
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:105
Average Rating:  83/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:12,225
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  84/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,510
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  81/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,563
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  80/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:5,477
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  81/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,610
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  83/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Ray Barretto 3 1%
Cornelis Vreeswijk 2 0%
Shocking Blue 2 0%
Slade 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 242 43%
United Kingdom 126 22%
Germany 48 8%
Brazil 26 5%
Italy 18 3%
France 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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