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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 17,000 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:1,450 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:67,457
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,446 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,026 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:43,775
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,419 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:808 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:30,191
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (856 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,561
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  80/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,793
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  83/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,539
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  79/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,243
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  76/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,027
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  83/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,602
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  79/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,775
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  79/100 (215 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%
J. J. Cale 2 0%
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso 2 0%
ABBA 2 0%
Steve Hillage 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 170 34%
United Kingdom 166 34%
Germany 23 5%
Canada 18 4%
France 16 3%
Italy 15 3%
Jamaica 13 3%
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