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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 18,000 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:1,514 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:69,942
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,517 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,089 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:46,110
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,518 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:859 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:31,690
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (907 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,764
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  80/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,921
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  82/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,753
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  79/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,408
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  76/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,221
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  83/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,705
Rank in 1970s116Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  79/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,041
Rank in 1970s132Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  79/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 4 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
Steve Hillage 3 1%
Trooper 2 0%
The Only Ones 2 0%
Mikey Dread 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 184 34%
United Kingdom 176 33%
Germany 23 4%
Canada 19 4%
France 17 3%
Italy 17 3%
Jamaica 15 3%
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