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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:1,551 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:71,157
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,568 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,116 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:47,459
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,571 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:894 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:32,388
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (946 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,860
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  80/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:6,015
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  83/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,865
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  79/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,495
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  76/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,255
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  83/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,822
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  79/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,058
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  79/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 4 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Steve Hillage 3 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
Jefferson Starship 2 0%
Neil Young And Crazy Horse 2 0%
Village People 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 188 33%
United Kingdom 181 32%
Germany 23 4%
France 21 4%
Jamaica 19 3%
Canada 19 3%
Italy 18 3%
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