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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 22,000 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, Pere Ubu, Big Star and The Jam.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:11,387
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  82/100 (585 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:7,798
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  81/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:7,235
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  79/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:6,211
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  80/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:5,344
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  80/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,047
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  80/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:4,213
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  82/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,785
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  80/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,514
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  78/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

Dire StraitsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1978Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,406
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  78/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Sun Ra 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
XTC 2 0%
Good Rats 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 277 40%
United Kingdom 174 25%
Jamaica 36 5%
Germany 25 4%
Canada 23 3%
Italy 22 3%
France 21 3%
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