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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 38,000 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.
19701,431426,614 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,447565,932 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,483434,133 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,470484,630 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,373199,249 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,478411,629 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,434217,493 Songs In The Key Of Life (132nd)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,454420,446 Rumours (31st)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,454213,895 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (177th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,464390,195 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,4883,764,216

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:3,407 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:176,844
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,312 votes)
Comments: 478 comments
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3.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,386 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:104,471
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,194 votes)
Comments: 255 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,843 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:69,970
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,835 votes)
Comments: 211 comments
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12.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,354 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:46,000
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:41
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,148 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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39.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:856 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:17,311
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,498 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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121.

Atom Heart MotherUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1970Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:5,560
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  78/100 (971 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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278.

Obscured By CloudsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1972Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1972:30Rank Score:1,860
Rank in 1970s278Overall Rank:1,271
Average Rating:  74/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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461.

Live At PompeiiUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1972Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1972:45Rank Score:929
Rank in 1970s461Overall Rank:2,293
Average Rating:  83/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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790.

Relics
Compilation
United Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1971:80Rank Score:405
Rank in 1970s790Overall Rank:4,347
Average Rating:  78/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 109 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 8 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
Deep Purple 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 395 40%
United States 369 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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