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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 15,000 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:1,382 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:65,006
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,358 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:968 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:41,790
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,318 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:755 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:28,389
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: 86/100 (787 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,345
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:251
Average Rating: 80/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,522
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:279
Average Rating: 83/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,413
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:286
Average Rating: 79/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:4,875
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:311
Average Rating: 76/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:4,810
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:317
Average Rating: 83/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,408
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:440
Average Rating: 79/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,729
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:537
Average Rating: 79/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 3 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
Various Artists 3 1%
The Only Ones 2 0%
Trooper 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
Mikey Dread 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 158 35%
United States 158 35%
Germany 21 5%
Canada 16 4%
Italy 15 3%
France 13 3%
Jamaica 11 2%
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