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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, Pere Ubu, Big Star and Kate Bush.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:11,599
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  82/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:7,959
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  81/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:7,127
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  79/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:6,235
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  80/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:5,502
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  80/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,877
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  80/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:4,450
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  82/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,928
Rank in 1970s122Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  81/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,513
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  82/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,467
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  78/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Culture 3 0%
Sun Ra 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Pere Ubu 2 0%
Popol Vuh 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 282 40%
United Kingdom 180 25%
Jamaica 36 5%
Germany 26 4%
Canada 23 3%
France 23 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
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