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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:1,437 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:66,747
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,415 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,002 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:43,093
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,384 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:791 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:29,709
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: 86/100 (838 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,450
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:260
Average Rating: 80/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,713
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:281
Average Rating: 82/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,483
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:293
Average Rating: 79/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,099
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:313
Average Rating: 76/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:4,967
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:317
Average Rating: 83/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,562
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:443
Average Rating: 79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,783
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:552
Average Rating: 78/100 (214 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%
Joe Jackson 2 0%
Doll By Doll 2 0%
Steve Hillage 2 0%
Simple Minds 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 166 35%
United Kingdom 165 35%
Germany 22 5%
Canada 17 4%
Italy 15 3%
France 14 3%
Jamaica 11 2%
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