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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.
19701,400411,928 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,407569,403 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,446429,426 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,442479,302 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,339196,588 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (205th)
by Genesis
19751,439408,422 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,389213,807 Songs In The Key Of Life (136th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,410415,857 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,401210,822 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (179th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,408385,569 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,0813,721,122

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
1.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,370 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:175,264
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,238 votes)
Comments: 468 comments
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3.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,351 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:103,380
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,139 votes)
Comments: 246 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,817 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:69,319
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,783 votes)
Comments: 207 comments
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12.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,325 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:45,146
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,103 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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39.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:830 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:17,044
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,468 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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123.

Atom Heart MotherUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1970Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:5,415
Rank in 1970s123Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  78/100 (952 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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275.

Obscured By CloudsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1972Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1972:30Rank Score:1,879
Rank in 1970s275Overall Rank:1,251
Average Rating:  74/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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475.

Live At PompeiiUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1972Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1972:48Rank Score:849
Rank in 1970s475Overall Rank:2,410
Average Rating:  82/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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779.

Relics
Compilation
United Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1971:82Rank Score:406
Rank in 1970s779Overall Rank:4,303
Average Rating:  78/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 10 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%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 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 377 38%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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