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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
60.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:11,518
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  82/100 (742 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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107.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:6,046
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  80/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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165.

Made In JapanUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1972:18Rank Score:3,583
Rank in 1970s165Overall Rank:694
Average Rating:  81/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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247.

BurnUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1974Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1974:25Rank Score:2,187
Rank in 1970s247Overall Rank:1,097
Average Rating:  78/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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466.

FireballUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1971Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1971:53Rank Score:887
Rank in 1970s466Overall Rank:2,309
Average Rating:  77/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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614.

StormbringerUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1974Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1974:58Rank Score:568
Rank in 1970s614Overall Rank:3,229
Average Rating:  72/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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747.

Come Taste The BandUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1975Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1975:78Rank Score:427
Rank in 1970s747Overall Rank:4,055
Average Rating:  72/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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784.

Who Do We Think We AreUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1973Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1973:88Rank Score:397
Rank in 1970s784Overall Rank:4,303
Average Rating:  72/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 3 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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