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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.
19701,400411,928 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,407569,403 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,446429,426 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,442479,302 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,339196,588 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (205th)
by Genesis
19751,439408,422 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,389213,807 Songs In The Key Of Life (136th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,410415,857 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,401210,822 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (179th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,408385,569 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,0813,721,122

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:683 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:16,266
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  84/100 (790 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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74.

Trans-Europa ExpressGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1977Appears in:532 charts
Rank in 1977:10Rank Score:10,016
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  83/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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94.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,729
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  84/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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110.

Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:6,080
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  82/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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113.

Future DaysGermany Can
Year of Release:1973Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1973:13Rank Score:5,969
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  84/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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158.

Neu!Germany Neu!
Year of Release:1972Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1972:15Rank Score:3,836
Rank in 1970s158Overall Rank:666
Average Rating:  81/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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174.

FaustGermany Faust
Year of Release:1971Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1971:26Rank Score:3,393
Rank in 1970s174Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  79/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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195.

Hosianna MantraGermany Popol Vuh
Year of Release:1972Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:3,046
Rank in 1970s195Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  81/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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199.

Faust IVGermany Faust
Year of Release:1973Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1973:25Rank Score:3,006
Rank in 1970s199Overall Rank:837
Average Rating:  82/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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213.

AutobahnGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1974Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1974:17Rank Score:2,762
Rank in 1970s213Overall Rank:886
Average Rating:  79/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 16 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%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Deep Purple 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Jethro Tull 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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