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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.
19701,398411,910 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,407569,602 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,444429,505 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,442479,199 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,332196,440 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (206th)
by Genesis
19751,440408,321 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,382213,877 Songs In The Key Of Life (136th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,408416,054 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,400210,889 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,406385,791 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total14,0593,721,588

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
66.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:10,343
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  83/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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85.

AqualungUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1971Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1971:14Rank Score:8,838
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  82/100 (732 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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420.

Songs From The WoodUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1977Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1977:42Rank Score:1,067
Rank in 1970s420Overall Rank:2,039
Average Rating:  77/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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468.

BenefitUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1970Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1970:55Rank Score:882
Rank in 1970s468Overall Rank:2,354
Average Rating:  79/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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477.

A Passion PlayUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1973Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1973:53Rank Score:848
Rank in 1970s477Overall Rank:2,413
Average Rating:  74/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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503.

Heavy HorsesUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1978Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1978:53Rank Score:781
Rank in 1970s503Overall Rank:2,590
Average Rating:  75/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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611.

Minstrel In The GalleryUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1975Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1975:62Rank Score:582
Rank in 1970s611Overall Rank:3,231
Average Rating:  77/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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765.

Living In The Past
Compilation
United Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1972:76Rank Score:424
Rank in 1970s765Overall Rank:4,167
Average Rating:  79/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 4 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%
Kiss 8 1%
Elton John 8 1%
Yes 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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