Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s by Hayden (2020)

This list is very silly because it could be 500+ albums and I'd still be missing stuff.

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[First added to this chart: 12/04/2011]
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1972
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24,811
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[First added to this chart: 12/18/2011]
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1975
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29,283
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[First added to this chart: 03/30/2012]
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1979
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33,239
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[First added to this chart: 01/01/2013]
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1970
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2,021
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[First added to this chart: 03/04/2018]
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1977
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522
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[First added to this chart: 03/04/2018]
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1976
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123
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[First added to this chart: 04/05/2012]
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1970
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1,290
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[First added to this chart: 03/30/2012]
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1970
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9,711
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[First added to this chart: 03/04/2018]
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1972
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186
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[First added to this chart: 09/02/2012]
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1974
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425
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 15 15%
1971 14 14%
1972 17 17%
1973 8 8%
1974 4 4%
1975 9 9%
1976 9 9%
1977 10 10%
1978 7 7%
1979 7 7%
Country Albums %


United States 38 38%
United Kingdom 18 18%
Jamaica 9 9%
Germany 5 5%
Brazil 4 4%
Nigeria 4 4%
Ghana 4 4%
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From Thad 12/11/2018 19:30
Great chart -- acknowledges classics, makes unexpected picks, incorporates sometimes-overlooked genres and countries of origin. Probably my favorite 70's chart, leaves me with a lot to check out.
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From ForegroundNoise 12/11/2018 09:18
Really love this chart; great mix of the classics with underground favourites, great to see The Sinking Of The Titanic and Pavilion Of Dreams both so high. I think the chart greatly benefits from your international diversity; far too often do I see 'Best of the 70s' charts that fail to have anything not from US/UK/Canada. Would love to see some notes (à la your overall chart) for a perfect score!!
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From antaiospiano 03/04/2018 21:18
Interesting list, can't blame ya for putting Unknown Pleasures on the #1 spot (I should put it on my list too actually, totally forgot about that album). I hope I remember checking out the stuff from here I don't know yet.
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From Ulf 03/04/2018 20:23
Very nice 70s chart.
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From SamNassiri98 03/04/2018 11:16
Lovely chart! (Maybe check out mine?)
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From Antonio-Pedro 10/27/2013 18:04
I f you are looking for a musical vision of the 70s that is one of these
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From sssvnnn 09/30/2013 21:12
Great
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From Hmukherji 08/11/2012 21:12
Excellent list. I'm pleased to sea Pink Moon here.
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From armoury 04/05/2012 14:23
anything which has loaded deserves a decent rating
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From cabvo 12/06/2011 13:34
Even if I'm a Stones fan :p
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Best Albums of the 1960s
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. Revolver by The Beatles
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
5. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
6. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
7. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
8. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
9. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
10. The Doors by The Doors
11. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
12. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
14. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
15. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
16. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
17. Forever Changes by Love
18. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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