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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.
19701,398411,742 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,407569,700 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,443429,346 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,442478,820 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,333196,355 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (206th)
by Genesis
19751,440407,867 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,382213,973 Songs In The Key Of Life (136th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,408415,923 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,399210,720 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,404385,385 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,0563,719,832

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:1,661 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:54,688
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,916 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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12.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,324 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:45,092
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,099 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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13.

Marquee MoonUnited States Television
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,332 charts
Rank in 1977:3Rank Score:41,476
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,455 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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18.

LowUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,149 charts
Rank in 1977:4Rank Score:34,285
Rank in 1970s18Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,576 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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23.

Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex PistolsUnited Kingdom Sex Pistols
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,081 charts
Rank in 1977:5Rank Score:28,218
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,496 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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47.

The ClashUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1977Appears in:679 charts
Rank in 1977:6Rank Score:14,377
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,018 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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56.

AjaUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1977Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 1977:7Rank Score:12,329
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  83/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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64.

ExodusJamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1977Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1977:8Rank Score:10,636
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  82/100 (643 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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67.

"Heroes"United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1977Appears in:632 charts
Rank in 1977:9Rank Score:10,339
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,118 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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74.

Trans-Europa ExpressGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1977Appears in:531 charts
Rank in 1977:10Rank Score:10,011
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  83/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 36 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%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Genesis 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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