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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 35,000 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.
19701,344405,929 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,370559,902 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,407420,841 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,393472,866 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,288192,400 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,394402,016 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,333211,076 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,345409,921 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,331206,761 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,339380,082 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5443,661,793

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:3,330 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:173,367
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,163 votes)
Comments: 461 comments
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3.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,316 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:101,629
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,077 votes)
Comments: 242 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,776 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:68,757
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,728 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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12.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,307 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:44,523
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,056 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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39.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:811 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:16,675
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,432 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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121.

Atom Heart MotherUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1970Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:5,363
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  78/100 (927 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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273.

Obscured By CloudsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1972Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1972:29Rank Score:1,874
Rank in 1970s273Overall Rank:1,239
Average Rating:  74/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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453.

Live At PompeiiUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1972Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1972:45Rank Score:936
Rank in 1970s453Overall Rank:2,216
Average Rating:  82/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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764.

Relics
Compilation
United Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1971:81Rank Score:408
Rank in 1970s764Overall Rank:4,198
Average Rating:  78/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 100 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 82 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%
Kiss 8 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 393 39%
United States 382 38%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 16 2%
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