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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 17,000 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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1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,459 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:67,688
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,453 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,026 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:43,739
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,428 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:30,225
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,591
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  80/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,803
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  82/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,539
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  79/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,246
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  76/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,046
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  83/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,606
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  79/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,794
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  79/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 4 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
Bruford 2 0%
Joe Jackson 2 0%
The Only Ones 2 0%
Doll By Doll 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 169 34%
United Kingdom 166 34%
Germany 23 5%
Canada 18 4%
France 16 3%
Italy 15 3%
Jamaica 13 3%
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