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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.
19701,423424,929 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,430563,857 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,479433,052 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,466483,251 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,362198,699 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,470410,909 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,424215,676 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,438419,283 Rumours (31st)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,440212,598 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (181st)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,449387,650 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,3813,749,903

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
64.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:10,754
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  83/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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85.

AqualungUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1971Appears in:512 charts
Rank in 1971:14Rank Score:8,969
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  83/100 (742 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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403.

Songs From The WoodUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1977Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1977:41Rank Score:1,115
Rank in 1970s403Overall Rank:1,967
Average Rating:  77/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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470.

BenefitUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1970Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1970:56Rank Score:884
Rank in 1970s470Overall Rank:2,372
Average Rating:  79/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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483.

A Passion PlayUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1973Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1973:54Rank Score:850
Rank in 1970s483Overall Rank:2,438
Average Rating:  74/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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498.

Heavy HorsesUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1978Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1978:52Rank Score:805
Rank in 1970s498Overall Rank:2,548
Average Rating:  75/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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610.

Minstrel In The GalleryUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1975Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1975:61Rank Score:583
Rank in 1970s610Overall Rank:3,241
Average Rating:  77/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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767.

Living In The Past
Compilation
United Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1972:75Rank Score:424
Rank in 1970s767Overall Rank:4,183
Average Rating:  79/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 109 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 394 39%
United States 372 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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