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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 24,000 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, Big Star, Pere Ubu and Kate Bush.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:11,874
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  82/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:8,146
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  81/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:7,374
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  79/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:6,424
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  80/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:5,869
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  80/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,942
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  80/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:4,509
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  82/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,355
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,506
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  78/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

Dire StraitsUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1978Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,502
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  77/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
999 3 0%
Sun Ra 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
I-Roy 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 288 40%
United Kingdom 186 26%
Jamaica 37 5%
Germany 26 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Canada 23 3%
France 22 3%
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