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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 36,000 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.
19701,361408,984 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,377564,207 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,416426,043 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,407475,772 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,301194,957 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,406405,678 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,350212,613 Songs In The Key Of Life (135th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,368413,917 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,351208,701 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,348382,931 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,6853,693,803

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:1,509 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,552
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,881 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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19.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,191 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:33,107
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,461 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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106.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:6,126
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  81/100 (711 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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323.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,532
Rank in 1970s323Overall Rank:1,496
Average Rating:  78/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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367.

Goats Head SoupUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1973Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1973:41Rank Score:1,285
Rank in 1970s367Overall Rank:1,727
Average Rating:  75/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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414.

Hot Rocks 1964–1971
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1971:44Rank Score:1,054
Rank in 1970s414Overall Rank:2,041
Average Rating:  82/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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443.

It's Only Rock 'N' RollUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1974Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1974:40Rank Score:981
Rank in 1970s443Overall Rank:2,169
Average Rating:  73/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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641.

Black And BlueUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1976Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1976:63Rank Score:546
Rank in 1970s641Overall Rank:3,388
Average Rating:  71/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 100 10%
1973 109 11%
1974 99 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 93 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 392 39%
United States 381 38%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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