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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 15,000 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:1,154 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:49,651
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,206 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:889 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:37,962
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: 86/100 (995 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:18,905
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: 86/100 (630 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:14,922
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:101
Average Rating: 84/100 (678 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:14,727
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating: 82/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:11,151
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:134
Average Rating: 84/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:6,852
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:236
Average Rating: 82/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:4,943
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:309
Average Rating: 81/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:4,510
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:338
Average Rating: 82/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:3,662
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:419
Average Rating: 83/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Bread 2 0%
Fela Kuti 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
Michael Jackson 2 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 213 43%
United Kingdom 114 23%
Germany 43 9%
Brazil 19 4%
Italy 18 4%
France 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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