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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 25,000 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, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, Talking Heads, AC/DC, Michael Jackson and Supertramp.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,848 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:82,652
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,000 votes)
Comments: 180 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,377 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:57,167
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,107 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,149 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:39,336
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,300 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:7,561
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  81/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:7,408
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  83/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:7,062
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  78/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:6,524
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  77/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,729
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  84/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:4,577
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  79/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,454
Rank in 1970s145Overall Rank:591
Average Rating:  76/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 2%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
The Dickies 2 0%
Rick James 2 0%
Jefferson Starship 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 264 35%
United Kingdom 225 30%
Germany 30 4%
France 28 4%
Jamaica 27 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Canada 22 3%
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