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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 35,000 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.
19701,347406,197 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,370560,126 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,407421,458 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,393472,956 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,289192,344 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,395402,203 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,334211,192 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,345410,092 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,332206,895 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,339380,248 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5513,663,711

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac and Bob Dylan.
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RankAlbumArtist
35.

Selling England By The PoundUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1973Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 1973:5Rank Score:19,007
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  84/100 (888 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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50.

The Lamb Lies Down On BroadwayUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:561 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,296
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  83/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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82.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:9,084
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  82/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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132.

A Trick Of The TailUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1976Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1976:9Rank Score:4,839
Rank in 1970s132Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  79/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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168.

Nursery CrymeUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1971Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1971:25Rank Score:3,480
Rank in 1970s168Overall Rank:714
Average Rating:  81/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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281.

Wind And WutheringUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1976Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1976:23Rank Score:1,799
Rank in 1970s281Overall Rank:1,274
Average Rating:  74/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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373.

Seconds OutUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1977Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1977:39Rank Score:1,228
Rank in 1970s373Overall Rank:1,763
Average Rating:  74/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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464.

TrespassUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1970:55Rank Score:890
Rank in 1970s464Overall Rank:2,302
Average Rating:  75/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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625.

...And Then There Were ThreeUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1978Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1978:64Rank Score:553
Rank in 1970s625Overall Rank:3,306
Average Rating:  70/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 100 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 93 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Deep Purple 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 393 39%
United States 382 38%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 16 2%
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