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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
22.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,168 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:28,800
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:83
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,419 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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27.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,026 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:24,216
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,360 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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58.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:595 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:12,235
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  84/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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106.

Tonight's The NightCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1975Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1975:8Rank Score:6,190
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  82/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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447.

Comes A TimeCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1978Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1978:47Rank Score:981
Rank in 1970s447Overall Rank:2,200
Average Rating:  78/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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574.

Decade
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Canada Neil Young
Year of Release:1977Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1977:52Rank Score:630
Rank in 1970s574Overall Rank:3,038
Average Rating:  84/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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801.

Time Fades AwayCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1973Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1973:92Rank Score:398
Rank in 1970s801Overall Rank:4,394
Average Rating:  77/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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935.

American Stars 'N BarsCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1977Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1977:92Rank Score:314
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,351
Average Rating:  74/100 (152 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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