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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 18,000 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:1,291 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:55,223
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:20
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,387 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:993 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:41,791
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,133 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:732 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:22,613
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (754 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:597 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:16,656
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  84/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:568 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:15,784
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  83/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:12,249
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  84/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:7,511
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  81/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:5,614
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  80/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:5,494
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  81/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:4,020
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  83/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Ray Barretto 3 1%
Ry Cooder 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
A.R. & Machines 2 0%
Al Green 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 243 43%
United Kingdom 127 22%
Germany 47 8%
Brazil 29 5%
Italy 18 3%
France 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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