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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:1,373 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:64,641
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,350 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:965 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:41,774
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: 85/100 (1,310 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:750 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:28,305
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: 86/100 (782 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,290
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:253
Average Rating: 80/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,528
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:279
Average Rating: 83/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,414
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:284
Average Rating: 79/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:4,867
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:312
Average Rating: 76/100 (369 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:4,811
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:315
Average Rating: 83/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,331
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:443
Average Rating: 80/100 (240 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 (202 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Motörhead 3 1%
Various Artists 3 1%
Frank Zappa 3 1%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Buzzcocks 2 0%
Donna Summer 2 0%
The Dickies 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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