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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 Rolling Stones, The Cars, The Jam, Pere Ubu, Rush and Kraftwerk.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:8,646
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: 82/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:5,952
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:254
Average Rating: 82/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:5,632
Rank in 1970s71Overall Rank:266
Average Rating: 79/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:4,684
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:309
Average Rating: 80/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,133
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:343
Average Rating: 81/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:3,895
Rank in 1970s102Overall Rank:367
Average Rating: 79/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,022
Rank in 1970s116Overall Rank:467
Average Rating: 79/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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8.

HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:2,933
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:477
Average Rating: 79/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:2,875
Rank in 1970s123Overall Rank:490
Average Rating: 82/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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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:2,815
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:500
Average Rating: 81/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Residents 3 1%
Eloy 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Jethro Tull 2 0%
Lindisfarne 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 170 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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