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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.
19701,423424,929 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,430563,857 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,479433,052 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,466483,251 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,362198,699 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,470410,909 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,424215,676 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,438419,283 Rumours (31st)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,440212,598 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (181st)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,449387,650 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,3813,749,903

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:1,218 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:31,617
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,592 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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79.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:9,503
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  83/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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89.

Master Of RealityUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1971Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1971:16Rank Score:8,269
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  83/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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140.

Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1973:18Rank Score:4,587
Rank in 1970s140Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  81/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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208.

Vol 4United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1972Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1972:22Rank Score:2,899
Rank in 1970s208Overall Rank:870
Average Rating:  81/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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210.

SabotageUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1975Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1975:15Rank Score:2,866
Rank in 1970s210Overall Rank:876
Average Rating:  78/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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681.

Technical EcstasyUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1976Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1976:64Rank Score:506
Rank in 1970s681Overall Rank:3,646
Average Rating:  65/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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823.

Never Say Die!United Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1978Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1978:88Rank Score:381
Rank in 1970s823Overall Rank:4,539
Average Rating:  64/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 394 39%
United States 372 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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