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Best Albums of 1978

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 14,000 greatest album charts.

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1978 year summaryThe best artists of 1978 were Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Van Halen, Blondie, The Cars, The Rolling Stones, Pere Ubu, The Jam, Rush and Kraftwerk.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:8,768
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:167
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:5,889
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:253
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:5,580
Rank in 1970s71Overall Rank:267
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:4,674
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:309
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:3,990
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:351
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:3,925
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:362
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7.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,010
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:466
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8.

HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:2,940
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:475
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9.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:2,863
Rank in 1970s123Overall Rank:490
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10.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:2,810
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:497
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Residents 3 1%
Elvis Costello 2 0%
The Saints 2 0%
Barbra Streisand 2 0%
Buzzcocks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 169 39%
United Kingdom 130 30%
Canada 20 5%
Jamaica 18 4%
Germany 17 4%
Italy 13 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 3%
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