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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.
19701,398411,910 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,407569,602 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,444429,505 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,442479,199 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,332196,440 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (206th)
by Genesis
19751,440408,321 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,382213,877 Songs In The Key Of Life (136th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,408416,054 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,400210,889 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,406385,791 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total14,0593,721,588

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:1,145 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:28,473
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,400 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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27.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,008 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:24,096
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,346 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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58.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:581 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:12,078
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  84/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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111.

Tonight's The NightCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1975Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1975:8Rank Score:6,067
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  82/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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449.

Comes A TimeCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1978Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1978:47Rank Score:967
Rank in 1970s449Overall Rank:2,202
Average Rating:  78/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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574.

Decade
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Canada Neil Young
Year of Release:1977Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1977:52Rank Score:629
Rank in 1970s574Overall Rank:3,030
Average Rating:  84/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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799.

Time Fades AwayCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1973Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1973:91Rank Score:396
Rank in 1970s799Overall Rank:4,389
Average Rating:  77/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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938.

American Stars 'N BarsCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1977Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1977:93Rank Score:310
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,367
Average Rating:  74/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 101 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 8 1%
Elton John 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 393 39%
United States 377 38%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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