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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 23,000 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 And Crazy Horse, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Supertramp and Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,765 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:79,500
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,876 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,268 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:53,232
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,939 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,064 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:36,310
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,186 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:7,545
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  81/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:7,087
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:286
Average Rating:  83/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:6,529
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  79/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,991
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  77/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,414
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  83/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:4,527
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  79/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,296
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  77/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Elvis Presley 2 0%
The Only Ones 2 0%
Herbie Hancock 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 238 34%
United Kingdom 214 31%
Germany 30 4%
Jamaica 29 4%
France 28 4%
Italy 21 3%
Canada 20 3%
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