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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:1,491 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:68,927
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,492 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,060 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:45,119
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,482 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:844 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:30,864
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (885 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,676
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  80/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,792
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  82/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,686
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  79/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,256
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  76/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,231
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  83/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,803
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:432
Average Rating:  79/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,835
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  78/100 (219 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 Only Ones 2 0%
Rick James 2 0%
The Residents 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 182 35%
United Kingdom 175 33%
Germany 23 4%
Canada 19 4%
France 16 3%
Jamaica 15 3%
Italy 15 3%
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