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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 20,000 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, Big Star, Kraftwerk, Pere Ubu and The Jam.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:10,964
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  82/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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2.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:7,167
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  79/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:7,149
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  81/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,851
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  80/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,789
Rank in 1970s101Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  79/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,776
Rank in 1970s102Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  80/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,865
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  80/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,785
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  82/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,493
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  78/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,195
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  79/100 (218 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%
Nick Lowe 2 0%
Buzzcocks 2 0%
Jethro Tull 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 230 39%
United Kingdom 150 25%
Jamaica 32 5%
Canada 22 4%
Germany 22 4%
Italy 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 20 3%
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