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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 25,000 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:1,771 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:73,918
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,004 votes)
Comments: 184 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,201 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:47,746
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,489 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:936 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:28,740
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,056 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:20,058
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,027 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:724 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:18,833
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (902 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:16,709
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  84/100 (776 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:9,408
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  82/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:8,684
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  83/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:7,779
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  81/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:5,564
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  83/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Deep Purple 5 1%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Georges Brassens 4 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 347 42%
United Kingdom 196 24%
Germany 57 7%
Brazil 31 4%
Italy 29 4%
France 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
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