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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 14,000 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, AC/DC, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, Supertramp and The Specials.
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1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,303 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:61,729
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:898 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:39,836
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:27,140
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:37
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,055
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:245
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5.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,230
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:284
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6.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,141
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:287
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7.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:4,711
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:308
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8.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:4,423
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:323
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:2,897
Rank in 1970s122Overall Rank:483
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,627
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:529
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Motörhead 3 1%
Frank Zappa 3 1%
Electric Light Orchestra 2 0%
Bruford 2 0%
Buzzcocks 2 0%
Françoise Hardy 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 154 36%
United Kingdom 153 35%
Germany 19 4%
Canada 16 4%
Jamaica 15 3%
Italy 13 3%
France 10 2%
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