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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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1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,400 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:65,402
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,381 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:985 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:42,272
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,351 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:762 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:28,579
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: 86/100 (804 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,332
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:254
Average Rating: 80/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,693
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:276
Average Rating: 83/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,435
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:289
Average Rating: 79/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,046
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:308
Average Rating: 76/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:4,813
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:321
Average Rating: 83/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,637
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:426
Average Rating: 79/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,752
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:544
Average Rating: 79/100 (208 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%
Mikey Dread 2 0%
Bruford 2 0%
Joe Jackson 2 0%
Steve Hillage 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 164 35%
United States 163 35%
Germany 22 5%
Canada 16 3%
Italy 15 3%
France 13 3%
Jamaica 11 2%
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