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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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1979 year summaryThe best artists of 1979 were The Clash, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Gang Of Four, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, AC/DC, Michael Jackson and Supertramp.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,906 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:84,152
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,064 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,431 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:58,498
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,190 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,207 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:41,234
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,373 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:7,990
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  81/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:7,784
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  83/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:7,082
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  78/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:6,621
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  77/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,769
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  84/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:4,710
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  80/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

Metal BoxUnited Kingdom Public Image Ltd.
Year of Release:1979Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,646
Rank in 1970s141Overall Rank:580
Average Rating:  78/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Motörhead 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
The Only Ones 2 0%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
Françoise Hardy 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 278 35%
United Kingdom 232 30%
Germany 32 4%
Jamaica 29 4%
France 29 4%
Italy 22 3%
Canada 22 3%
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