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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.
19701,347406,197 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,370560,126 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,407421,458 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,393472,956 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,289192,344 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,395402,203 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,334211,192 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,345410,092 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,332206,895 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,339380,248 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5513,663,711

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
64.

ExodusJamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1977Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1977:8Rank Score:10,598
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  82/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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169.

Catch A FireJamaica The Wailers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1973:20Rank Score:3,472
Rank in 1970s169Overall Rank:715
Average Rating:  81/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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215.

Heart Of The CongosJamaica The Congos
Year of Release:1977Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1977:24Rank Score:2,676
Rank in 1970s215Overall Rank:904
Average Rating:  79/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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280.

Natty DreadJamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1974Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1974:29Rank Score:1,808
Rank in 1970s280Overall Rank:1,269
Average Rating:  78/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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359.

Burnin'Jamaica The Wailers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1973:40Rank Score:1,306
Rank in 1970s359Overall Rank:1,686
Average Rating:  78/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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370.

KayaJamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1978Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1978:33Rank Score:1,234
Rank in 1970s370Overall Rank:1,755
Average Rating:  76/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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384.

Live!Jamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1975Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1975:33Rank Score:1,169
Rank in 1970s384Overall Rank:1,840
Average Rating:  78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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426.

Marcus GarveyJamaica Burning Spear
Year of Release:1975Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1975:39Rank Score:1,003
Rank in 1970s426Overall Rank:2,095
Average Rating:  75/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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474.

King Tubbys Meets Rockers UptownJamaica Augustus Pablo
Year of Release:1976Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1976:42Rank Score:852
Rank in 1970s474Overall Rank:2,384
Average Rating:  76/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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479.

Super ApeJamaica The Upsetters
Year of Release:1976Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1976:43Rank Score:840
Rank in 1970s479Overall Rank:2,404
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 2 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%
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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