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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 17,000 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:1,234 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:53,014
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,318 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:945 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:40,036
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,080 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:681 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:21,727
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:565 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:16,010
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (741 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:537 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:15,381
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  83/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:11,948
Rank in 1970s34Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  84/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,458
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  82/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,487
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  80/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:5,119
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  81/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,568
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  83/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Ray Barretto 3 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Cream 2 0%
The Groundhogs 2 0%
Gentle Giant 2 0%
Aretha Franklin 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 230 42%
United Kingdom 122 22%
Germany 47 9%
Brazil 21 4%
Italy 18 3%
France 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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