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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, Big Star and Kraftwerk.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:9,244
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:176
Average Rating: 82/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:6,350
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:259
Average Rating: 81/100 (342 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:5,909
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:271
Average Rating: 79/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:5,015
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:313
Average Rating: 80/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:4,351
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:359
Average Rating: 80/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:3,985
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:394
Average Rating: 79/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:3,080
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:498
Average Rating: 78/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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8.

Third/Sister LoversUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:3,015
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:509
Average Rating: 79/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:2,986
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:512
Average Rating: 81/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

The Modern DanceUnited States Pere Ubu
Year of Release:1978Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:2,874
Rank in 1970s132Overall Rank:526
Average Rating: 80/100 (175 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%
Jethro Tull 2 0%
Kate Bush 2 0%
Camel 2 0%
Elvis Costello 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 189 40%
United Kingdom 136 29%
Canada 20 4%
Jamaica 19 4%
Germany 19 4%
Mixed Nationality 14 3%
Italy 14 3%
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