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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.
19701,398411,742 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,407569,700 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,443429,346 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,442478,820 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,333196,355 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (206th)
by Genesis
19751,440407,867 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,382213,973 Songs In The Key Of Life (136th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,408415,923 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,399210,720 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,404385,385 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,0563,719,832

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
20.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,198 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:31,168
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,565 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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22.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,144 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:28,467
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,399 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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28.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:955 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:21,849
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,185 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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32.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:833 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:20,438
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,092 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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36.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:862 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:18,893
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,578 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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37.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:822 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:18,011
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (942 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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38.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:749 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:17,157
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  83/100 (900 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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48.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:676 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:14,232
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  84/100 (864 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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49.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:662 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:14,226
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  84/100 (821 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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50.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:13,466
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  81/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 48 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%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Genesis 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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