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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 20,000 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, 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:390 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:11,015
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  82/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:7,161
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  81/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:7,019
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  79/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,793
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  81/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,814
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  80/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,801
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  79/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,765
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  82/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,619
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  80/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,493
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  78/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,136
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  82/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Culture 3 1%
The Residents 3 1%
Camel 2 0%
Elvis Costello 2 0%
Japan 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 230 39%
United Kingdom 151 26%
Jamaica 32 5%
Canada 22 4%
Italy 21 4%
Germany 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 20 3%
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