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Top 100 Greatest Albums of the 1970s by New Music Express (1980)  

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RankAlbumArtist
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What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,177 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,772
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,467 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex PistolsUnited Kingdom Sex Pistols
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,081 charts
Rank in 1977:5Rank Score:28,203
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,498 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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The ClashUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1977Appears in:680 charts
Rank in 1977:6Rank Score:14,381
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,020 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,516 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:49,903
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,806 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,521 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,820
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,898 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,280 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,712
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,557 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,356 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:94,731
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,714 votes)
Comments: 237 comments
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HorsesUnited States Patti Smith
Year of Release:1975Appears in:747 charts
Rank in 1975:6Rank Score:15,183
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (917 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:976 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:25,763
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,099 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Marquee MoonUnited States Television
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,331 charts
Rank in 1977:3Rank Score:41,469
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,456 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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Top 100 Greatest Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 4 8%
1971 10 20%
1972 4 8%
1973 4 8%
1974 1 2%
1975 5 10%
1976 1 2%
1977 8 16%
1978 5 10%
1979 7 14%
Artist Albums %


Neil Young 3 6%
David Bowie 3 6%
Public Image Ltd. 2 4%
The Jam 2 4%
John Lennon 2 4%
Marvin Gaye 2 4%
The Clash 2 4%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 24 48%
United States 19 38%
Canada 4 8%
Jamaica 2 4%
Mixed Nationality 1 2%

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