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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 17,000 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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1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,474 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:68,254
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,470 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,040 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:44,155
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,454 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:829 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:30,652
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (863 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:6,546
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  80/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Fear of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:5,860
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  83/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:5,701
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  79/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:5,230
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  76/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,120
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  83/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:3,609
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  79/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:2,813
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  78/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Frank Zappa 4 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Motörhead 3 1%
ABBA 2 0%
Bruford 2 0%
Doll By Doll 2 0%
Joe Jackson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 178 35%
United Kingdom 172 33%
Germany 23 4%
Canada 19 4%
Italy 16 3%
France 16 3%
Jamaica 13 3%
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