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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 25,000 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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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:483 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:12,455
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  82/100 (665 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:8,620
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  81/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:7,865
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  79/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:7,109
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  81/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:6,069
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  80/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,147
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  80/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:4,898
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  82/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,488
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  81/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,704
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  80/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,593
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  79/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Culture 3 0%
999 3 0%
Sun Ra 3 0%
Lou Reed 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 301 40%
United Kingdom 186 25%
Jamaica 38 5%
Canada 30 4%
Germany 29 4%
France 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
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