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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.
19701,347406,197 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,370560,126 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,407421,458 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,393472,956 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,289192,344 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,395402,203 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,334211,192 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,345410,092 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,332206,895 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,339380,248 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5513,663,711

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
9.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,617 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:54,016
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,886 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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12.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,307 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:44,516
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,056 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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15.

Marquee MoonUnited States Television
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,299 charts
Rank in 1977:3Rank Score:40,520
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,425 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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18.

LowUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,122 charts
Rank in 1977:4Rank Score:33,559
Rank in 1970s18Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,533 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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23.

Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex PistolsUnited Kingdom Sex Pistols
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,067 charts
Rank in 1977:5Rank Score:28,155
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:83
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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49.

The ClashUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1977Appears in:661 charts
Rank in 1977:6Rank Score:14,102
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  82/100 (981 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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56.

AjaUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1977Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1977:7Rank Score:12,393
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  82/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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64.

ExodusJamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1977Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1977:8Rank Score:10,598
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  82/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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69.

"Heroes"United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:620 charts
Rank in 1977:9Rank Score:10,164
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,085 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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72.

Pink FlagUnited Kingdom Wire
Year of Release:1977Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 1977:10Rank Score:9,933
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  82/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 36 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%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 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 382 38%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 16 2%
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