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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
3.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,386 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:104,471
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,194 votes)
Comments: 255 comments
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11.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,449 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:50,138
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,745 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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15.

Born To RunUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,240 charts
Rank in 1975:3Rank Score:41,262
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,605 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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21.

A Night At The OperaUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,133 charts
Rank in 1975:4Rank Score:30,796
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,535 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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24.

Physical GraffitiUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,030 charts
Rank in 1975:5Rank Score:27,501
Rank in 1970s24Overall Rank:89
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,635 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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44.

HorsesUnited States Patti Smith
Year of Release:1975Appears in:762 charts
Rank in 1975:6Rank Score:15,432
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  82/100 (936 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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46.

Another Green WorldUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1975Appears in:643 charts
Rank in 1975:7Rank Score:15,021
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  84/100 (807 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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111.

Tonight's The NightCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1975Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1975:8Rank Score:6,172
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  82/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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139.

Toys In The AtticUnited States Aerosmith
Year of Release:1975Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1975:9Rank Score:4,653
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  78/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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163.

Mothership ConnectionUnited States Parliament
Year of Release:1975Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1975:10Rank Score:3,781
Rank in 1970s163Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  81/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 21 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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