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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 15,000 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, Pere Ubu, The Jam, Big Star and Kraftwerk.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:9,120
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:173
Average Rating: 82/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,196
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:257
Average Rating: 82/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:5,828
Rank in 1970s73Overall Rank:271
Average Rating: 79/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:4,867
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:312
Average Rating: 80/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,141
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:366
Average Rating: 81/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,080
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:371
Average Rating: 79/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,069
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:485
Average Rating: 78/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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8.

The Modern DanceUnited States Pere Ubu
Year of Release:1978Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:2,997
Rank in 1970s123Overall Rank:494
Average Rating: 80/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

Third/Sister LoversUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:2,960
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:504
Average Rating: 79/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:2,949
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:505
Average Rating: 81/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Buzzcocks 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Ted Nugent 2 0%
Kate Bush 2 0%
Jethro Tull 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 177 40%
United Kingdom 131 29%
Canada 20 4%
Jamaica 18 4%
Germany 18 4%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 3%
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