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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 16,000 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, Genesis, Jethro Tull 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:1,163 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:49,862
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,225 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:895 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:37,995
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,011 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:612 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:19,120
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: 86/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:535 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:15,094
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:100
Average Rating: 84/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:14,719
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: 82/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:11,329
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:132
Average Rating: 84/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:6,865
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:239
Average Rating: 81/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:4,953
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:312
Average Rating: 80/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:4,562
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:335
Average Rating: 82/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:3,774
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:415
Average Rating: 83/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
The Kinks 2 0%
Michael Jackson 2 0%
The Beach Boys 2 0%
The Groundhogs 2 0%
Jethro Tull 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 215 43%
United Kingdom 113 23%
Germany 44 9%
Brazil 19 4%
Italy 18 4%
France 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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