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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 16,000 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, Pere Ubu, The Jam, Kraftwerk and Big Star.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:9,236
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:175
Average Rating: 82/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,223
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:260
Average Rating: 82/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:5,900
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:272
Average Rating: 79/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,045
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:309
Average Rating: 80/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,326
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:360
Average Rating: 80/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:4,029
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:387
Average Rating: 79/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,068
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:491
Average Rating: 78/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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8.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:2,982
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:506
Average Rating: 81/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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9.

Third/Sister LoversUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:2,953
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:512
Average Rating: 79/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

The Modern DanceUnited States Pere Ubu
Year of Release:1978Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:2,911
Rank in 1970s128Overall Rank:517
Average Rating: 80/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 11 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%
Japan 2 0%
Nick Lowe 2 0%
XTC 2 0%
Lindisfarne 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 188 40%
United Kingdom 136 29%
Canada 20 4%
Germany 19 4%
Jamaica 18 4%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 14 3%
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