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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:365 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:10,295
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  82/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,921
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  81/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:6,714
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  79/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,485
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  80/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,548
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  79/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,501
Rank in 1970s102Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  80/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,912
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  82/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,584
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  80/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,453
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  78/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,069
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:546
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%
Culture 3 1%
Whitesnake 2 0%
Kevin Coyne 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 209 39%
United Kingdom 143 27%
Jamaica 28 5%
Canada 23 4%
Germany 21 4%
Italy 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
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