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Best Albums of the 1970s

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.
19701,423425,023 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,426563,866 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,477433,393 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,466483,169 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,362198,628 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,465410,575 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,422215,651 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,438418,812 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,440212,408 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (179th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,448387,625 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,3673,749,151

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
60.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:569 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:11,957
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  82/100 (769 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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108.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:6,137
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  81/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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174.

Made In JapanUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1972:18Rank Score:3,470
Rank in 1970s174Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  81/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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238.

BurnUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1974Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1974:22Rank Score:2,290
Rank in 1970s238Overall Rank:1,073
Average Rating:  78/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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470.

FireballUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1971Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1971:53Rank Score:889
Rank in 1970s470Overall Rank:2,363
Average Rating:  77/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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621.

StormbringerUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1974Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1974:57Rank Score:571
Rank in 1970s621Overall Rank:3,301
Average Rating:  72/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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731.

Come Taste The BandUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1975Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1975:74Rank Score:451
Rank in 1970s731Overall Rank:3,981
Average Rating:  72/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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858.

Who Do We Think We AreUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1973Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1973:95Rank Score:355
Rank in 1970s858Overall Rank:4,846
Average Rating:  71/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 108 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 8 1%
Elton John 8 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
Deep Purple 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 393 39%
United States 372 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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