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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 17,000 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:337 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:9,682
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  82/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,543
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  81/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:6,097
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,130
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  80/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,488
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,145
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  79/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,480
Rank in 1970s119Overall Rank:465
Average Rating:  82/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,112
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  78/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Third/Sister LoversUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:2,933
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  80/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:2,924
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
The Residents 3 1%
AC/DC 2 0%
The Saints 2 0%
Judas Priest 2 0%
Camel 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 192 40%
United Kingdom 138 29%
Jamaica 21 4%
Canada 21 4%
Germany 18 4%
Mixed Nationality 15 3%
Italy 14 3%
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