"Love is a burning thing, And it makes a fiery ring"

- Johnny Cash
 

Best Albums of the 1970s

« View best albums of the 1960sView best albums of the 1980s »

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 35,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
1970s decade summary
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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: | Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (top 106) (filtered)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!

This chart is currently filtered to only show albums from 1970. (Remove this filter).

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist
RankAlbumArtist
20.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,171 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:30,228
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,531 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
22.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,122 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:28,335
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,368 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
29.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:937 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:21,590
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,153 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
32.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:816 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:20,452
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,064 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
36.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:852 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:18,767
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,543 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
37.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:805 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:17,826
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  84/100 (918 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
38.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:740 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:17,272
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:152
Average Rating:  83/100 (880 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
47.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:14,107
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  84/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
48.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:646 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:14,103
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  84/100 (800 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
51.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:13,288
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  81/100 (731 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

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%
Show all
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%
Show all

« View best albums of the 1960sView best albums of the 1980s »

BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Buy from your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Copyright © 2005-2018 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt