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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:1,319 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:56,152
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,419 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,003 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:41,874
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,159 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:747 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:23,051
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:16,781
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (793 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:582 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:16,015
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:105
Average Rating:  82/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:12,375
Rank in 1970s34Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  84/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,656
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  81/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,607
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  80/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:5,577
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  82/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,187
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:418
Average Rating:  83/100 (237 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%
Fela Kuti 3 1%
Pure Prairie League 2 0%
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso 2 0%
Shirley Bassey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 245 42%
United Kingdom 126 22%
Germany 48 8%
Brazil 29 5%
Italy 18 3%
France 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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