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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 19,000 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:1,565 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:71,862
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,598 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,125 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:48,406
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,601 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:904 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:32,571
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (969 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,971
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  80/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,876
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  83/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,834
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  79/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,436
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  76/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,301
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  83/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,972
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  79/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,051
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  79/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
Steve Hillage 3 1%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
Jefferson Starship 2 0%
The Dickies 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 197 34%
United Kingdom 183 31%
Germany 23 4%
France 23 4%
Canada 19 3%
Italy 19 3%
Jamaica 19 3%
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