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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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1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,673 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:69,989
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,852 votes)
Comments: 178 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,145 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:46,071
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,419 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:899 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:27,192
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (981 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:725 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:19,355
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (956 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:692 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:17,988
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  83/100 (834 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:15,767
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  84/100 (709 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:8,964
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  82/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:7,813
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:267
Average Rating:  83/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:6,872
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  81/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:5,297
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  83/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 8 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%
Georges Brassens 4 1%
Ennio Morricone 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 333 42%
United Kingdom 193 24%
Germany 57 7%
Brazil 31 4%
Italy 26 3%
France 24 3%
Canada 13 2%
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