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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 26,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:12,673
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  82/100 (687 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:8,646
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  81/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:7,870
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:282
Average Rating:  79/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:7,280
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  80/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:6,347
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  80/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,189
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  80/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,107
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  82/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,534
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  81/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,761
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  80/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,620
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:578
Average Rating:  79/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 305 40%
United Kingdom 186 24%
Jamaica 39 5%
Canada 32 4%
Germany 29 4%
France 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
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