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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 18,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:10,190
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  82/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,727
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  81/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:6,582
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  79/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,447
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  80/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,561
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  80/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,473
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  79/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,930
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  82/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,351
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  78/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,223
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  80/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:2,927
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  79/100 (195 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%
Pere Ubu 2 0%
Giorgio Moroder 2 0%
Camel 2 0%
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 207 40%
United Kingdom 143 27%
Jamaica 23 4%
Canada 22 4%
Germany 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
Italy 17 3%
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