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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, Neil Young, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, Talking Heads, AC/DC, Michael Jackson and Supertramp.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,791 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:80,117
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,908 votes)
Comments: 173 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,300 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:54,352
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,990 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,087 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:37,026
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,222 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:7,502
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  81/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:7,133
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  83/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:6,606
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  78/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:6,029
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  77/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,516
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  83/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:4,426
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  79/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,323
Rank in 1970s142Overall Rank:586
Average Rating:  77/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 20 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%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
Joe Jackson 2 0%
Trooper 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 249 35%
United Kingdom 217 30%
Germany 30 4%
Jamaica 29 4%
France 27 4%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
Canada 20 3%
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