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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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1979 year summaryThe best artists of 1979 were The Clash, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Gang Of Four, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, AC/DC, Michael Jackson and Supertramp.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,881 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:83,275
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,044 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,409 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:57,924
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,159 votes)
Comments: 157 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,180 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:40,190
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,347 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:7,755
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  81/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:7,632
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  83/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:7,128
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  78/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:6,592
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  77/100 (594 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,807
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  84/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:4,596
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:461
Average Rating:  80/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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10.

Metal BoxUnited Kingdom Public Image Ltd.
Year of Release:1979Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,544
Rank in 1970s146Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  79/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Motörhead 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Edgar Broughton Band 2 0%
Instant Funk 2 0%
Doll By Doll 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 274 36%
United Kingdom 229 30%
Germany 32 4%
France 28 4%
Jamaica 27 4%
Canada 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
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