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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.
19701,346406,120 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,370560,103 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,407421,401 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,393472,876 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,288192,371 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,395402,208 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,333211,166 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,345410,088 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,331206,836 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,339380,165 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5473,663,333

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
186.

Clube Da EsquinaBrazil Milton Nascimento/Lô Borges
Year of Release:1972Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:3,070
Rank in 1970s186Overall Rank:794
Average Rating:  81/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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199.

Acabou ChorareBrazil Novos Baianos
Year of Release:1972Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1972:21Rank Score:2,910
Rank in 1970s199Overall Rank:842
Average Rating:  83/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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226.

A Tábua De EsmeraldaBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1974Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1974:18Rank Score:2,474
Rank in 1970s226Overall Rank:969
Average Rating:  82/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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271.

ConstruçãoBrazil Chico Buarque
Year of Release:1971Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1971:35Rank Score:1,882
Rank in 1970s271Overall Rank:1,235
Average Rating:  82/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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377.

TransaBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1972Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1972:37Rank Score:1,203
Rank in 1970s377Overall Rank:1,792
Average Rating:  80/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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472.

África BrasilBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1976Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1976:41Rank Score:870
Rank in 1970s472Overall Rank:2,345
Average Rating:  80/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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501.

Secos & MolhadosBrazil Secos & Molhados
Year of Release:1973Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1973:55Rank Score:771
Rank in 1970s501Overall Rank:2,574
Average Rating:  79/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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610.

Elis & TomBrazil Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina
Year of Release:1974Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1974:57Rank Score:574
Rank in 1970s610Overall Rank:3,200
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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673.

AlucinaçãoBrazil Belchior
Year of Release:1976Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1976:63Rank Score:503
Rank in 1970s673Overall Rank:3,559
Average Rating:  78/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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718.

A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio DesligadoBrazil Os Mutantes
Year of Release:1970Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1970:78Rank Score:455
Rank in 1970s718Overall Rank:3,854
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 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%
Neil Young 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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