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Best Albums of 1979

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1979 year summaryThe best artists of 1979 were The Clash, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Gang Of Four, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, Talking Heads, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Supertramp and The Specials.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,530 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:70,445
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,545 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,102 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:46,853
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,548 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:31,655
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (925 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,786
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  80/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:6,067
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  83/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,856
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  79/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,414
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  76/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,336
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  83/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,798
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  79/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,046
Rank in 1970s132Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  78/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 4 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Steve Hillage 3 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
The Residents 2 0%
Little River Band 2 0%
Françoise Hardy 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 185 34%
United Kingdom 180 33%
Germany 23 4%
France 21 4%
Canada 19 3%
Italy 17 3%
Jamaica 16 3%
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