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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.
19701,344405,929 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,370559,902 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,407420,841 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,393472,866 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,288192,400 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,394402,016 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,333211,076 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,345409,921 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,331206,761 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,339380,082 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5443,661,793

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:670 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:15,877
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  84/100 (763 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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75.

Trans-Europa ExpressGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1977Appears in:523 charts
Rank in 1977:11Rank Score:9,786
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:280
Average Rating:  83/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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94.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,492
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  84/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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108.

Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:6,009
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  83/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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111.

Future DaysGermany Can
Year of Release:1973Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1973:12Rank Score:5,894
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  84/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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159.

Neu!Germany Neu!
Year of Release:1972Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1972:15Rank Score:3,765
Rank in 1970s159Overall Rank:664
Average Rating:  81/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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174.

FaustGermany Faust
Year of Release:1971Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1971:26Rank Score:3,404
Rank in 1970s174Overall Rank:725
Average Rating:  79/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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184.

Hosianna MantraGermany Popol Vuh
Year of Release:1972Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1972:19Rank Score:3,118
Rank in 1970s184Overall Rank:783
Average Rating:  81/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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206.

Faust IVGermany Faust
Year of Release:1973Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1973:25Rank Score:2,875
Rank in 1970s206Overall Rank:855
Average Rating:  82/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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213.

AutobahnGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1974Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1974:17Rank Score:2,702
Rank in 1970s213Overall Rank:897
Average Rating:  79/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 16 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%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
Jethro Tull 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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