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RankAlbumArtist
61.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,178 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,831
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,464 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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62.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,096 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:34,780
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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63.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,174 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:34,663
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,409 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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64.

LowUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,150 charts
Rank in 1977:4Rank Score:34,355
Rank in 1970s18Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,576 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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65.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,194 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:33,546
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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66.

CloserUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1980Appears in:1,167 charts
Rank in 1980:2Rank Score:33,410
Rank in 1980s8Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,503 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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67.

Ágætis ByrjunIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:1999Appears in:1,111 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:33,403
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,337 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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68.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,139 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:32,812
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,494 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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69.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:1,189 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:32,689
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,539 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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70.

Appetite For DestructionUnited States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,091 charts
Rank in 1987:2Rank Score:32,414
Rank in 1980s9Overall Rank:70
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,571 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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Overall chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 6 0%
1950s 212 2%
1960s 637 6%
1970s 1520 15%
1980s 1492 15%
1990s 1978 20%
2000s 2393 24%
2010s 1761 18%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 37 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 32 0%
Various Artists 30 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Frank Zappa 25 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5048 50%
United Kingdom 2665 27%
Canada 460 5%
Australia 231 2%
Mixed Nationality 217 2%
Germany 170 2%
Sweden 158 2%
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Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
4. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Who's Next by The Who
8. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
9. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
10. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
11. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
12. Animals by Pink Floyd
13. Marquee Moon by Television
14. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
15. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
16. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
17. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
18. Low by David Bowie
19. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
20. Paranoid by Black Sabbath


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