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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.
19701,431426,614 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,447565,932 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,483434,133 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,470484,630 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,373199,249 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,478411,629 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,434217,493 Songs In The Key Of Life (132nd)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,454420,446 Rumours (31st)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,454213,895 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (177th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,464390,195 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,4883,764,216

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
185.

Clube Da EsquinaBrazil Milton Nascimento / Lô Borges
Year of Release:1972Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1972:19Rank Score:3,209
Rank in 1970s185Overall Rank:790
Average Rating:  81/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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193.

Acabou ChorareBrazil Novos Baianos
Year of Release:1972Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1972:21Rank Score:3,106
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  83/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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218.

A Tábua De EsmeraldaBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1974Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1974:18Rank Score:2,728
Rank in 1970s218Overall Rank:913
Average Rating:  82/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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269.

ConstruçãoBrazil Chico Buarque
Year of Release:1971Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1971:34Rank Score:1,956
Rank in 1970s269Overall Rank:1,234
Average Rating:  82/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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351.

TransaBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1972Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1972:35Rank Score:1,390
Rank in 1970s351Overall Rank:1,653
Average Rating:  81/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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473.

África BrasilBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1976Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1976:42Rank Score:884
Rank in 1970s473Overall Rank:2,376
Average Rating:  80/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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517.

Secos & MolhadosBrazil Secos & Molhados
Year of Release:1973Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1973:56Rank Score:756
Rank in 1970s517Overall Rank:2,683
Average Rating:  79/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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682.

Elis & TomBrazil Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina
Year of Release:1974Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1974:63Rank Score:508
Rank in 1970s682Overall Rank:3,642
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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747.

Racional Vol. 1Brazil Tim Maia
Year of Release:1975Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1975:77Rank Score:438
Rank in 1970s747Overall Rank:4,078
Average Rating:  80/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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779.

A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio DesligadoBrazil Os Mutantes
Year of Release:1970Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1970:86Rank Score:416
Rank in 1970s779Overall Rank:4,257
Average Rating:  79/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 109 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 395 40%
United States 369 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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