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Best Albums of 1976

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1976 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1976 year summaryThe best artists of 1976 were Stevie Wonder, Ramones, Eagles, David Bowie, Boston, Rush, Bob Dylan, Genesis, The Modern Lovers and Aerosmith.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Songs In The Key Of LifeUnited States Stevie Wonder
Year of Release:1976Appears in:551 charts
Rank in 1976:1Rank Score:14,472
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  83/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

RamonesUnited States Ramones
Year of Release:1976Appears in:596 charts
Rank in 1976:2Rank Score:13,341
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  80/100 (755 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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3.

Hotel CaliforniaUnited States Eagles
Year of Release:1976Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1976:3Rank Score:11,170
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  76/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

Station To StationUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1976Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1976:4Rank Score:10,050
Rank in 1970s53Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  84/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

BostonUnited States Boston
Year of Release:1976Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1976:5Rank Score:8,816
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  76/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

2112Canada Rush
Year of Release:1976Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1976:6Rank Score:6,731
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  80/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

DesireUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1976Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1976:7Rank Score:6,173
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  81/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

The Modern LoversUnited States The Modern Lovers
Year of Release:1976Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1976:8Rank Score:4,743
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  83/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

A Trick Of The TailUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1976Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1976:9Rank Score:3,412
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  78/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

RocksUnited States Aerosmith
Year of Release:1976Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1976:10Rank Score:3,240
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  78/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1976 composition

Artist Albums %


R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Various Artists 3 0%
Status Quo 3 0%
Golden Earring 3 0%
Keith Jarrett 3 0%
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 3 0%
John Miles 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 295 40%
United Kingdom 179 24%
Jamaica 29 4%
Germany 26 4%
Italy 25 3%
Canada 23 3%
Brazil 22 3%
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