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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:1,581 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:72,851
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,619 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,134 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:49,003
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,627 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:909 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:32,512
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (987 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:7,008
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  81/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,967
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  83/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,845
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  79/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,411
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  76/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,302
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  83/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,984
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  79/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,004
Rank in 1970s140Overall Rank:573
Average Rating:  79/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Steve Hillage 3 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
Joe Jackson 2 0%
Donna Summer 2 0%
Village People 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 201 34%
United Kingdom 187 32%
Germany 24 4%
France 23 4%
Jamaica 20 3%
Canada 19 3%
Italy 19 3%
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