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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 38,000 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.
19701,431426,614 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,447565,932 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,483434,133 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,470484,630 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,373199,249 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,478411,629 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,434217,493 Songs In The Key Of Life (132nd)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,454420,446 Rumours (31st)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,454213,895 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (177th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,464390,195 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,4883,764,216

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:3,407 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:176,844
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,312 votes)
Comments: 478 comments
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Houses Of The HolyUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1973Appears in:1,042 charts
Rank in 1973:2Rank Score:27,306
Rank in 1970s25Overall Rank:90
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,640 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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31.

QuadropheniaUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1973Appears in:754 charts
Rank in 1973:3Rank Score:20,892
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,075 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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33.

InnervisionsUnited States Stevie Wonder
Year of Release:1973Appears in:849 charts
Rank in 1973:4Rank Score:20,150
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:130
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (990 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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35.

Selling England By The PoundUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1973Appears in:739 charts
Rank in 1973:5Rank Score:19,575
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  84/100 (926 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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53.

Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadUnited Kingdom Elton John
Year of Release:1973Appears in:699 charts
Rank in 1973:6Rank Score:13,290
Rank in 1970s53Overall Rank:210
Average Rating:  81/100 (865 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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59.

Raw PowerUnited States Iggy And The Stooges
Year of Release:1973Appears in:616 charts
Rank in 1973:7Rank Score:12,109
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  83/100 (811 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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75.

Band On The RunUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney & Wings
Year of Release:1973Appears in:550 charts
Rank in 1973:8Rank Score:10,049
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  81/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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87.

Aladdin SaneUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1973Appears in:572 charts
Rank in 1973:9Rank Score:8,853
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  83/100 (981 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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102.

(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd)United States Lynyrd Skynyrd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1973:10Rank Score:6,493
Rank in 1970s102Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  79/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 109 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 8 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
Deep Purple 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 395 40%
United States 369 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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