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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 16,000 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:1,401 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:65,387
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,383 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:988 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:42,399
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,356 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:762 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:28,477
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: 86/100 (807 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,311
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:254
Average Rating: 80/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,626
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:278
Average Rating: 83/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,436
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:290
Average Rating: 79/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,059
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:309
Average Rating: 76/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:4,765
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:323
Average Rating: 83/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,643
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:426
Average Rating: 79/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,749
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:546
Average Rating: 79/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
Trooper 2 0%
Mikey Dread 2 0%
ABBA 2 0%
Bruford 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 164 35%
United Kingdom 164 35%
Germany 22 5%
Canada 16 3%
Italy 15 3%
France 13 3%
Jamaica 11 2%
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