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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 16,000 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:1,440 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:66,975
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,427 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,008 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:43,218
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,398 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:799 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:30,025
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: 86/100 (845 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,518
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:256
Average Rating: 80/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,712
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:282
Average Rating: 83/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,550
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:290
Average Rating: 79/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,113
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:315
Average Rating: 76/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,002
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:320
Average Rating: 83/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,598
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:442
Average Rating: 79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,800
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:554
Average Rating: 79/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Electric Light Orchestra 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Buzzcocks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 167 34%
United Kingdom 166 34%
Germany 23 5%
Canada 17 3%
France 16 3%
Italy 15 3%
Jamaica 12 2%
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