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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
1.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,370 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:175,264
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,238 votes)
Comments: 468 comments
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Houses Of The HolyUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1973Appears in:1,025 charts
Rank in 1973:2Rank Score:27,427
Rank in 1970s24Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,612 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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31.

QuadropheniaUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1973Appears in:744 charts
Rank in 1973:3Rank Score:20,950
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,060 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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33.

InnervisionsUnited States Stevie Wonder
Year of Release:1973Appears in:840 charts
Rank in 1973:4Rank Score:19,877
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:129
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (973 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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35.

Selling England By The PoundUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1973Appears in:724 charts
Rank in 1973:5Rank Score:19,096
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  84/100 (910 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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52.

Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadUnited Kingdom Elton John
Year of Release:1973Appears in:693 charts
Rank in 1973:6Rank Score:13,283
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  81/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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60.

Raw PowerUnited States Iggy And The Stooges
Year of Release:1973Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 1973:7Rank Score:11,988
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  83/100 (796 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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71.

Band On The RunUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney & Wings
Year of Release:1973Appears in:540 charts
Rank in 1973:8Rank Score:10,134
Rank in 1970s71Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  81/100 (738 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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87.

Aladdin SaneUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1973Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 1973:9Rank Score:8,703
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  83/100 (962 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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102.

(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd)United States Lynyrd Skynyrd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1973:10Rank Score:6,540
Rank in 1970s102Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  79/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 35 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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