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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:1,361 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:57,985
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,475 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,028 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:43,159
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,195 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:765 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:23,690
Rank in 1970s18Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (808 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:17,269
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  84/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:604 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:16,715
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  83/100 (708 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:12,561
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  84/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,798
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  81/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,858
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  80/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:5,745
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  82/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,407
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  83/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
Fela Kuti 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
Shirley Bassey 2 0%
Barclay James Harvest 2 0%
Ornette Coleman Trio 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 273 44%
United Kingdom 136 22%
Germany 48 8%
Brazil 30 5%
Italy 19 3%
France 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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