Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s by Graeme2 (2021)

The 70s. Progrock, krautrock, hard rock, punk rock, folk rock, anything with rock on the end, funk, reggae, singer songwriter, supergroups, electronic. 1 album per act. Not much order outside of top 10.

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[First added to this chart: 01/16/2014]
Year of Release:
1972
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63,675
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[First added to this chart: 01/16/2014]
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1973
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14,735
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[First added to this chart: 01/16/2014]
Year of Release:
1970
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9,302
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1973
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94,979
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1979
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4,781
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1977
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14,917
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[First added to this chart: 01/16/2014]
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1973
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4,102
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8. (=)
Giù La Testa 
Soundtrack
[First added to this chart: 09/04/2016]
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1971
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122
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[First added to this chart: 01/18/2014]
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1972
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24,558
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[First added to this chart: 01/16/2014]
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1979
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33,282
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 11 11%
1971 13 13%
1972 7 7%
1973 17 17%
1974 9 9%
1975 7 7%
1976 8 8%
1977 11 11%
1978 10 10%
1979 7 7%
Artist Albums %


The Rolling Stones 1 1%
Planxty 1 1%
Incredible Bongo Band 1 1%
Thin Lizzy 1 1%
Pink Floyd 1 1%
Bob Dylan 1 1%
The Jam 1 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 36 36%
United States 35 35%
Jamaica 10 10%
Germany 5 5%
France 3 3%
Italy 3 3%
Canada 2 2%
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Live? Albums %
No 97 97%
Yes 3 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 97 97%
Yes 3 3%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 9 from 58th to 49th
Crime Of The Century
by Supertramp
Climber Up 2 from 37th to 35th
New Age Of Earth
by Ashra
Climber Up 2 from 36th to 34th
Exodus
by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 3 from 33rd to 36th
Desire
by Bob Dylan
Faller Down 3 from 34th to 37th
H To He, Who Am The Only One
by Van Der Graaf Generator
Faller Down 3 from 48th to 51st
Superfly
by Curtis Mayfield

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Incredible Bongo Band!!! Donald Byrd!!
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Great chart. Thanks for introducing me to Trees and Brass Construction!
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Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
8. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
9. Animals by Pink Floyd
10. Who's Next by The Who
11. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
12. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
13. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
14. Marquee Moon by Television
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. Low by David Bowie
17. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
18. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
19. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
20. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
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