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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 23,000 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, Kraftwerk, Big Star, Pere Ubu and Kate Bush.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:11,889
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  82/100 (630 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:8,074
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  81/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:7,297
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  79/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:6,240
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  80/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:5,696
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  80/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,917
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  80/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:4,615
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:428
Average Rating:  82/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,251
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  81/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,494
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  78/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

Dire StraitsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1978Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,481
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  77/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Sun Ra 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
999 3 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 288 40%
United Kingdom 186 26%
Jamaica 37 5%
Germany 26 4%
France 23 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Canada 23 3%
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