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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.
19701,410414,219 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,415572,880 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,466432,019 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,457481,687 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,351197,963 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (204th)
by Genesis
19751,457410,342 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,409215,586 Songs In The Key Of Life (135th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,427417,943 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,422212,286 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,430387,751 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,2443,742,676

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
8.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,533 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:55,113
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,907 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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19.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,208 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:33,879
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,479 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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107.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:6,188
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:432
Average Rating:  81/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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327.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,518
Rank in 1970s327Overall Rank:1,517
Average Rating:  78/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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372.

Goats Head SoupUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1973Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1973:42Rank Score:1,271
Rank in 1970s372Overall Rank:1,767
Average Rating:  75/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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415.

Hot Rocks 1964–1971
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1971:46Rank Score:1,091
Rank in 1970s415Overall Rank:2,020
Average Rating:  82/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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448.

It's Only Rock 'N' RollUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1974Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1974:40Rank Score:978
Rank in 1970s448Overall Rank:2,202
Average Rating:  73/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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662.

Black And BlueUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1976Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1976:63Rank Score:529
Rank in 1970s662Overall Rank:3,518
Average Rating:  71/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 102 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 99 10%
1978 108 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 393 39%
United States 377 38%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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