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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
3.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,351 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:103,380
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,139 votes)
Comments: 246 comments
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11.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,424 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:49,795
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,717 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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15.

Born To RunUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,222 charts
Rank in 1975:3Rank Score:40,989
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,579 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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21.

A Night At The OperaUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,115 charts
Rank in 1975:4Rank Score:30,655
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,500 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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25.

Physical GraffitiUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,013 charts
Rank in 1975:5Rank Score:27,328
Rank in 1970s25Overall Rank:89
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,610 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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45.

HorsesUnited States Patti Smith
Year of Release:1975Appears in:747 charts
Rank in 1975:6Rank Score:15,183
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (917 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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46.

Another Green WorldUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1975Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 1975:7Rank Score:14,761
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  84/100 (789 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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111.

Tonight's The NightCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1975Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1975:8Rank Score:6,067
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  82/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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138.

Toys In The AtticUnited States Aerosmith
Year of Release:1975Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1975:9Rank Score:4,636
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  77/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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164.

Mothership ConnectionUnited States Parliament
Year of Release:1975Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1975:10Rank Score:3,711
Rank in 1970s164Overall Rank:684
Average Rating:  80/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 21 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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