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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 26,000 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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1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,856 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:76,807
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,095 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,235 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:48,443
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,539 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:979 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:29,535
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,100 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:793 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:20,302
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,066 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:753 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:19,006
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  83/100 (935 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:17,254
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:125
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:9,602
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  82/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:8,866
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:7,782
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  81/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:5,751
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  83/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Deep Purple 5 1%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Georges Brassens 4 0%
Ennio Morricone 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 359 42%
United Kingdom 201 24%
Germany 59 7%
Brazil 32 4%
Italy 29 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 22 3%
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