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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 37,000 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.
19701,398411,742 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,407569,700 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,443429,346 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,442478,820 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,333196,355 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (206th)
by Genesis
19751,440407,867 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,382213,973 Songs In The Key Of Life (136th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,408415,923 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,399210,720 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,404385,385 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,0563,719,832

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:724 charts
Rank in 1973:5Rank Score:19,096
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  84/100 (908 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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52.

The Lamb Lies Down On BroadwayUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:578 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,283
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  83/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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82.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:9,091
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  82/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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129.

A Trick Of The TailUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1976Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1976:9Rank Score:4,957
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  79/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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167.

Nursery CrymeUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1971Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1971:25Rank Score:3,533
Rank in 1970s167Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  81/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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288.

Wind And WutheringUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1976Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1976:25Rank Score:1,737
Rank in 1970s288Overall Rank:1,333
Average Rating:  74/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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381.

Seconds OutUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1977Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1977:39Rank Score:1,211
Rank in 1970s381Overall Rank:1,827
Average Rating:  75/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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440.

TrespassUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1970:53Rank Score:988
Rank in 1970s440Overall Rank:2,166
Average Rating:  75/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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624.

...And Then There Were ThreeUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1978Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1978:65Rank Score:563
Rank in 1970s624Overall Rank:3,318
Average Rating:  71/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 101 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Genesis 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 377 38%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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