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Top 38 Music Albums of 1979 by PurpleHazel (2018)  

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Chart updated: 06/30/2018 10:15 (Created: 12/30/2017 23:26). Chart size: 38 albums.

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Armed ForcesUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions

(First added to chart: 12/31/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1979:15Rank Score:3,409
Rank in 1970s170Overall Rank:717
Average Rating:  79/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads

(First added to chart: 12/31/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:589 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,622
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:280
Average Rating:  84/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse

(First added to chart: 12/31/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,241
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  84/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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MatadorUnited States Grant Green

(First added to chart: 12/31/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1979:170Rank Score:107
Rank in 1970s1,762Overall Rank:11,893
Average Rating:  74/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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African MarketplaceSouth Africa Dollar Brand

(First added to chart: 12/31/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1979:481Rank Score:7
Rank in 1970s4,814Overall Rank:44,732
Average Rating:  71/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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SolidUnited States Grant Green

(First added to chart: 12/31/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1979:565Rank Score:4
Rank in 1970s5,657Overall Rank:53,158
Average Rating:  74/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Tales Of Captain BlackUnited States James Blood Ulmer

(First added to chart: 12/31/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1979:212Rank Score:77
Rank in 1970s2,226Overall Rank:16,194
Average Rating:  73/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Air LoreUnited States Air (US)

(First added to chart: 12/31/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1979:583Rank Score:4
Rank in 1970s5,798Overall Rank:54,789
Average Rating:  72/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Musique MechaniqueUnited States Carla Bley

(First added to chart: 02/09/2018)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1979:595Rank Score:4
Rank in 1970s5,894Overall Rank:55,784
Average Rating:  74/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Soapsuds, SoapsudsUnited States Ornette Coleman

(First added to chart: 12/31/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1979:437Rank Score:10
Rank in 1970s4,405Overall Rank:40,543
Average Rating:  75/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Top 38 Music Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Arthur Blythe 2 5%
Frank Zappa 2 5%
Grant Green 2 5%
Dollar Brand 1 3%
George Lewis 1 3%
Irakere 1 3%
James Blood Ulmer 1 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 26 68%
United Kingdom 8 21%
Canada 1 3%
Cuba 1 3%
Australia 1 3%
South Africa 1 3%

Top 38 Music Albums of 1979 chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 2 from 35th to 33rd
In Europe
by Billy Harper
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 1 from 33rd to 34th
Exposure
by Robert Fripp
fallers Down 1 from 34th to 35th
Gloryhallastoopid
by Parliament
fallers Down 1 from 37th to 38th
Hidden Voices
by Anthony Davis
New entries
newentries Breakfast In America
by Supertramp

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