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Top 94 Music Albums of the 1970s by briggs54 (2017)

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Honorable mentions:

AC/DC: Powerage
Al Green: Call Me
Anne Briggs: S/T
Aphrodite's Child: 666
Billy Joel: The Stranger
David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember My Name
Debris': Static Disposal
Earwax: Association
Faust: So Far
Fela Kuti: Zombie
Freddie Hubbard: Red Clay
Gang Of Four: Entertainment!
Gato Barbieri: Latin America
Germs: GI
Gloria Gaynor: Never Can Say Goodbye
Groundhogs: Thank Christ For The Bomb
Guy Clark: Old No. 1
Henry Cow: Unrest
Hiro Yanagida: Milk Time
James Newton: Mystery School
Jean-Luc Ponty: King Kong
Jeanne Lee: Conspiracy
Joe McPhee: Nation Time
John Martyn: Inside Out
Judee Sill: S/T
Karen Dalton: In My Own Time
Leo Kottke: 6 & 12 String Guitar (1971)
Linda Perhacs: Parallelograms (1970)
Magma: Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh
McCoy Tyner: Enlightenment (1973)
Michael Hoenig: Departure From The Northern Wasteland
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
Milton Nascimento: Clube Da Esquina (1972)
New York Dolls: S/T (1973)
Nick Drake: Bryter Layter (1970)
Norma Winstone: Edge of Time
Ornette Coleman: Science Fiction (1971)
Pataphonie: Le Matin Blanc (1978)
Patti Smith: Radio Ethiopia
Paul Motian: Conception Vessel
Pere Ubu: Dub Housing
Peter Green: The End Of The Game
Phoebe Snow: S/T
Ralph Towner: Diary
Randy Newman: 12 Songs (1970)
Randy Weston: Blues To Africa
Rod Stewart-Every Picture Tells A Story
Roy Harper: Stormcock (1971)
Sam Rivers: Streams
Sun Ra: Space Is The Place (1973)
Taj Mahal Travellers: July 15 1972 (1972)
Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: Everything
Van Der Graaf Generator: Pawn Hearts
Warren Zevon: S/T
Weather Report: I Sing the Body Electric
Wild Tchoupitoulas: S/T (1976)
Yabby You: Conquering Lion (1972)

Chart updated: 07/25/2017 15:45 (Created: 06/09/2014 10:33). Chart size: 94 albums.

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Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake

(First added to chart: 06/09/2014)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,213 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:35,693
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,451 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones

(First added to chart: 06/09/2014)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,549 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:55,088
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,936 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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AmericaUnited States John Fahey

(First added to chart: 06/18/2014)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1971:198Rank Score:101
Rank in 1970s1,900Overall Rank:13,142
Average Rating:  77/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Les Stances A SophieUnited States Art Ensemble Of Chicago

(First added to chart: 01/23/2015)
Year of Release:1970Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1970:78Rank Score:450
Rank in 1970s736Overall Rank:4,015
Average Rating:  75/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin

(First added to chart: 06/09/2014)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,532 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:106,216
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,306 votes)
Comments: 255 comments
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Dogon A.D.United States Julius Hemphill

(First added to chart: 05/09/2015)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:129Rank Score:203
Rank in 1970s1,236Overall Rank:7,548
Average Rating:  71/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt

(First added to chart: 01/23/2015)
Year of Release:1974Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:7,222
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  80/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Tago MagoGermany Can

(First added to chart: 06/09/2014)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:717 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:16,972
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (819 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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Veedon FleeceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison

(First added to chart: 06/09/2014)
Year of Release:1974Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1974:17Rank Score:2,864
Rank in 1970s214Overall Rank:888
Average Rating:  80/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Future DaysGermany Can

(First added to chart: 11/18/2015)
Year of Release:1973Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1973:11Rank Score:6,336
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  84/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Top 94 Music Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 13 14%
1971 18 19%
1972 14 15%
1973 13 14%
1974 7 7%
1975 6 6%
1976 4 4%
1977 10 11%
1978 5 5%
1979 4 4%
Artist Albums %


Van Morrison 2 2%
Tim Buckley 2 2%
Robbie Basho 2 2%
The Rolling Stones 2 2%
John Fahey 2 2%
Led Zeppelin 2 2%
Faust 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 43 46%
United Kingdom 24 26%
Germany 9 10%
Jamaica 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Canada 2 2%
Panama 1 1%
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Top 94 Music Albums of the 1970s chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 60 from 70th to 10th
Future Days
by Can
climbers Up 6 from 100th to 94th
The Unicorn
by Peter Grudzien
climbers Up 5 from 93rd to 88th
Alone At Last
by Gary Burton
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 46 from 44th to 90th
Marjory Razorblade
by Kevin Coyne
fallers Down 44 from 45th to 89th
Furekåben
by Furekåben
fallers Down 1 from 10th to 11th
John Prine
by John Prine
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