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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, Kraftwerk, Pere Ubu, The Jam and Kate Bush.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:9,587
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:173
Average Rating: 82/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,569
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:254
Average Rating: 81/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:5,992
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:273
Average Rating: 79/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,156
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:313
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:224 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,470
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:352
Average Rating: 80/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,105
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:394
Average Rating: 79/100 (276 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:3,483
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:459
Average Rating: 81/100 (231 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:3,078
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:508
Average Rating: 78/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Third/Sister LoversUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:2,883
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:530
Average Rating: 80/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:2,872
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:531
Average Rating: 81/100 (244 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%
Ted Nugent 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 190 40%
United Kingdom 136 29%
Canada 21 4%
Jamaica 20 4%
Germany 18 4%
Mixed Nationality 15 3%
Italy 14 3%
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