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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 16,000 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:1,415 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:65,856
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,394 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:993 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:42,769
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,362 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:770 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:29,007
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: 86/100 (819 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,404
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:257
Average Rating: 80/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,621
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:280
Average Rating: 82/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,499
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:290
Average Rating: 79/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,059
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:313
Average Rating: 76/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:4,800
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:323
Average Rating: 83/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,536
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:443
Average Rating: 79/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,749
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:552
Average Rating: 79/100 (212 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%
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso 2 0%
Doll By Doll 2 0%
Steve Hillage 2 0%
Simple Minds 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 167 35%
United Kingdom 165 35%
Germany 22 5%
Canada 17 4%
Italy 15 3%
France 14 3%
Jamaica 11 2%
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