Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s by videoheadcleaner (2022)

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[First added to this chart: 11/21/2011]
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1972
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57,005
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[First added to this chart: 11/21/2011]
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1975
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57,616
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[First added to this chart: 01/17/2012]
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1971
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1,312
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[First added to this chart: 11/21/2011]
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1973
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3,969
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[First added to this chart: 12/19/2011]
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1975
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620
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[First added to this chart: 12/19/2011]
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1978
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781
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[First added to this chart: 08/01/2012]
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1978
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4,901
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[First added to this chart: 03/23/2021]
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1974
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2,166
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[First added to this chart: 11/21/2011]
Year of Release:
1973
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82,939
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[First added to this chart: 11/21/2011]
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1979
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28,809
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 5 5%
1971 8 8%
1972 6 6%
1973 10 10%
1974 6 6%
1975 9 9%
1976 9 9%
1977 15 15%
1978 14 14%
1979 18 18%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 57 57%
United States 28 28%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Germany 4 4%
Australia 4 4%
Italy 1 1%
France 1 1%
Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%

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86/100 (from 47 votes)
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From 09/22/2022 22:33
Respect your choices ~ although we travel down some very different musical tastes despite having 20 albums in common. From earlier comments, it looks like a few Aussie albums have left the list over time - Renee Geyee, Masters Apprentices - that's sad, as they truly deserve to be there - along with Midnight Oil, Richard Clapton, Cold Chisel, Jo Jo Zep.
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From 08/12/2021 10:58
24 in common, great list.
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From 04/28/2021 18:45
Excellent chart
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From 04/28/2021 13:20
Wish You Were Here #1... interesting
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From 04/20/2017 13:58
You really seem to know what you are talking about.
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BAD BAD NOT GOOD
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From 03/18/2016 19:49
Indeed some albums to check out
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From 02/02/2015 23:20
Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds'!? Ok, this is officially one of the best charts on this entire site!!
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From 02/02/2015 12:58
Good seeing the Saints, but I can't stand seeing Greeting from LA by Tim Buckley and not his Starsailor.
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From 02/02/2015 10:05
oh yes!
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