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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.
19701,440418,975 Paranoid (72nd)
by Black Sabbath
19711,455578,144 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,508435,911 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,480486,184 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,374200,272 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,493411,922 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,442219,307 Songs In The Key Of Life (132nd)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,463422,543 Rumours (31st)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,468215,154 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (179th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,472391,180 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,5953,779,591

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 Black Sabbath.
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RankAlbumArtist
92.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:8,157
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  78/100 (799 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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242.

PowerageAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1978Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1978:21Rank Score:2,293
Rank in 1970s242Overall Rank:1,083
Average Rating:  75/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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258.

Let There Be RockAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1977Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1977:26Rank Score:2,120
Rank in 1970s258Overall Rank:1,171
Average Rating:  77/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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306.

High VoltageAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1975Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1975:24Rank Score:1,638
Rank in 1970s306Overall Rank:1,443
Average Rating:  74/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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336.

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1976Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1976:31Rank Score:1,467
Rank in 1970s336Overall Rank:1,569
Average Rating:  76/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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618.

T.N.T.Australia AC/DC
Year of Release:1975Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1975:61Rank Score:588
Rank in 1970s618Overall Rank:3,264
Average Rating:  73/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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771.

High Voltage (International)
Compilation
Australia AC/DC
Year of Release:1976Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1976:73Rank Score:424
Rank in 1970s771Overall Rank:4,210
Average Rating:  77/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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909.

If You Want Blood You've Got ItAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1978Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1978:102Rank Score:330
Rank in 1970s909Overall Rank:5,158
Average Rating:  78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 104 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 98 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 393 39%
United States 370 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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