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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 23,000 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:1,610 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:67,518
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,783 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,130 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:45,673
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,372 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:868 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:26,534
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (941 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:694 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:18,687
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (925 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:17,656
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  83/100 (817 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:14,832
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:126
Average Rating:  84/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:8,625
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  82/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:7,542
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  83/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:6,584
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  81/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:5,160
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  83/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 7 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%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
Fela Kuti 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 322 42%
United Kingdom 189 25%
Germany 58 8%
Brazil 31 4%
Italy 25 3%
France 23 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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