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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 22,000 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 Public Image Ltd. .
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,755 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:79,107
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,829 votes)
Comments: 167 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,249 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:52,656
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,890 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,050 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:35,966
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,165 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:7,426
Rank in 1970s73Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  81/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:6,991
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  83/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:6,467
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  78/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:6,037
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  77/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,442
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  83/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:4,516
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  79/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Metal BoxUnited Kingdom Public Image Ltd.
Year of Release:1979Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,210
Rank in 1970s141Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  78/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 2%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Buzzcocks 2 0%
Electric Light Orchestra 2 0%
Sun Ra 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 240 34%
United Kingdom 213 31%
Germany 30 4%
Jamaica 29 4%
France 27 4%
Italy 21 3%
Canada 20 3%
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