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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.
19701,347406,197 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,370560,126 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,407421,458 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,393472,956 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,289192,344 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,395402,203 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,334211,192 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,345410,092 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,332206,895 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,339380,248 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5513,663,711

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
20.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,171 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:30,228
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,531 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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80.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:511 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:9,278
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  83/100 (807 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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92.

Master Of RealityUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1971Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1971:17Rank Score:8,066
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  83/100 (706 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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143.

Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1973:18Rank Score:4,246
Rank in 1970s143Overall Rank:589
Average Rating:  81/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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209.

Vol 4United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1972Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1972:22Rank Score:2,789
Rank in 1970s209Overall Rank:871
Average Rating:  81/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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210.

SabotageUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1975Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1975:15Rank Score:2,775
Rank in 1970s210Overall Rank:876
Average Rating:  78/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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621.

Technical EcstasyUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1976Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1976:57Rank Score:558
Rank in 1970s621Overall Rank:3,281
Average Rating:  65/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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732.

Never Say Die!United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1978Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1978:78Rank Score:441
Rank in 1970s732Overall Rank:3,950
Average Rating:  65/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 7 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%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 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 382 38%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 16 2%
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