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RankAlbumArtist
2.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,314 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:172,941
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,151 votes)
Comments: 461 comments
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9.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,439 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:103,523
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,157 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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11.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,298 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:100,541
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,062 votes)
Comments: 242 comments
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15.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,231 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:93,072
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,498 votes)
Comments: 213 comments
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16.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,291 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:92,020
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,647 votes)
Comments: 231 comments
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23.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,771 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:68,509
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,714 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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27.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,683 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:57,440
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,035 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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31.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,486 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,018
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,855 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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32.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,597 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:53,420
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,879 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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33.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,489 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:49,105
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,746 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 209 2%
1960s 641 6%
1970s 1515 15%
1980s 1509 15%
1990s 1999 20%
2000s 2430 24%
2010s 1690 17%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
Various Artists 32 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
The Beatles 28 0%
Frank Zappa 26 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5088 51%
United Kingdom 2646 26%
Canada 468 5%
Australia 235 2%
Mixed Nationality 189 2%
Germany 168 2%
Sweden 155 2%
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