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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 35,000 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.
19701,344405,929 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,370559,902 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,407420,841 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,393472,866 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,288192,400 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,394402,016 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,333211,076 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,345409,921 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,331206,761 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,339380,082 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5443,661,793

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:2,316 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:101,629
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,077 votes)
Comments: 242 comments
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11.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,396 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:49,259
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,677 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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14.

Born To RunUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,197 charts
Rank in 1975:3Rank Score:40,597
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,552 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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21.

A Night At The OperaUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,092 charts
Rank in 1975:4Rank Score:30,142
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,465 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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24.

Physical GraffitiUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,000 charts
Rank in 1975:5Rank Score:27,221
Rank in 1970s24Overall Rank:87
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,579 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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43.

HorsesUnited States Patti Smith
Year of Release:1975Appears in:729 charts
Rank in 1975:6Rank Score:15,205
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  81/100 (890 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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46.

Another Green WorldUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1975Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1975:7Rank Score:14,643
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  84/100 (755 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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112.

Tonight's The NightCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1975Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1975:8Rank Score:5,886
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  82/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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138.

Toys In The AtticUnited States Aerosmith
Year of Release:1975Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1975:9Rank Score:4,541
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  77/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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166.

Mothership ConnectionUnited States Parliament
Year of Release:1975Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1975:10Rank Score:3,531
Rank in 1970s166Overall Rank:701
Average Rating:  81/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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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%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
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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%
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