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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:9,269
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:173
Average Rating: 82/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,245
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:258
Average Rating: 82/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:5,900
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:271
Average Rating: 79/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:4,981
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:311
Average Rating: 80/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,342
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:356
Average Rating: 80/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,112
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:378
Average Rating: 79/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,063
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:493
Average Rating: 78/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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8.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:2,994
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:502
Average Rating: 81/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

The Modern DanceUnited States Pere Ubu
Year of Release:1978Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:2,961
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:508
Average Rating: 80/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

Third/Sister LoversUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:2,952
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:510
Average Rating: 79/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Residents 3 1%
Camel 2 0%
Sun Ra 2 0%
Cheap Trick 2 0%
Bob Marley And The Wailers 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 188 40%
United Kingdom 136 29%
Canada 20 4%
Germany 18 4%
Jamaica 18 4%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 14 3%
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