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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 18,000 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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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:10,190
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  82/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,861
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  81/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:6,701
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  79/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,453
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  80/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,560
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  79/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,509
Rank in 1970s101Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  80/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,889
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  81/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,546
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  80/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,453
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  78/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,029
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  79/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Culture 3 1%
The Residents 3 1%
Giorgio Moroder 2 0%
Sun Ra 2 0%
Village People 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 208 39%
United Kingdom 143 27%
Jamaica 28 5%
Canada 22 4%
Germany 21 4%
Italy 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
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