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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
41.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:705 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:16,633
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  84/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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72.

Trans-Europa ExpressGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1977Appears in:539 charts
Rank in 1977:10Rank Score:10,124
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  83/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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94.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,875
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  84/100 (527 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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106.

Future DaysGermany Can
Year of Release:1973Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1973:11Rank Score:6,263
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  84/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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107.

Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:6,252
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  82/100 (545 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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162.

Neu!Germany Neu!
Year of Release:1972Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1972:16Rank Score:3,818
Rank in 1970s162Overall Rank:676
Average Rating:  81/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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175.

FaustGermany Faust
Year of Release:1971Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1971:25Rank Score:3,381
Rank in 1970s175Overall Rank:749
Average Rating:  78/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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190.

Hosianna MantraGermany Popol Vuh
Year of Release:1972Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:3,141
Rank in 1970s190Overall Rank:808
Average Rating:  81/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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197.

Faust IVGermany Faust
Year of Release:1973Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1973:25Rank Score:3,078
Rank in 1970s197Overall Rank:827
Average Rating:  82/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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216.

AutobahnGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1974Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1974:17Rank Score:2,751
Rank in 1970s216Overall Rank:907
Average Rating:  79/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 17 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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