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Best Albums of the 1970s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 27,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
19701,132361,014 Paranoid (76th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,145482,442 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,220363,225 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,204409,110 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,114160,945 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (216th)
by Genesis
19751,209351,688 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,117180,957 Songs In The Key Of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,085347,406 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,102176,050 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (178th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,095329,977 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total11,4233,162,813

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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1.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:2,848 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:153,287
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,468 votes)
Comments: 391 comments
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2.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,107 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:93,822
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,688 votes)
Comments: 207 comments
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3.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,937 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:88,181
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,536 votes)
Comments: 199 comments
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4.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,948 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:85,180
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,125 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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5.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,908 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:78,845
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,175 votes)
Comments: 196 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,486 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:60,788
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,261 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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7.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,485 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:53,221
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,757 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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8.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,270 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:49,520
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,588 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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9.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,306 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:45,183
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,529 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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10.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,192 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:43,664
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,396 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 107 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 97 10%
1976 83 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 87 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
Queen 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 388 39%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 15 2%
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