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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 19,000 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 The Jam.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:10,481
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  82/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,992
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  81/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:6,803
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  79/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,727
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  80/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,585
Rank in 1970s101Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  79/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,548
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  80/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,902
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  81/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,676
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  80/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,501
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  78/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,117
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  80/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Residents 3 1%
Culture 3 1%
Marcia Griffiths 2 0%
Pere Ubu 2 0%
Judas Priest 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 226 40%
United Kingdom 145 25%
Jamaica 32 6%
Canada 23 4%
Germany 21 4%
Italy 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
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