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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, Kraftwerk, The Jam and Kate Bush.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:9,506
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:174
Average Rating: 82/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,553
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:254
Average Rating: 81/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:5,969
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:271
Average Rating: 79/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,149
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:311
Average Rating: 80/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,462
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:352
Average Rating: 80/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,094
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:393
Average Rating: 79/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,473
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:458
Average Rating: 81/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,081
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:505
Average Rating: 78/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

The Modern DanceUnited States Pere Ubu
Year of Release:1978Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:2,865
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:531
Average Rating: 80/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:2,861
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:533
Average Rating: 81/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 19 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%
Village People 2 0%
Buzzcocks 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Camel 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 190 40%
United Kingdom 136 29%
Jamaica 20 4%
Canada 20 4%
Germany 18 4%
Mixed Nationality 14 3%
Italy 14 3%
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