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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
4.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,245 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,023
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,506 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,776 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:68,778
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,728 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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10.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,504 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:49,663
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,763 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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77.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:591 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,534
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  84/100 (760 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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81.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:9,188
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  81/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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91.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:8,077
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  78/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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93.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:7,984
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  78/100 (755 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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96.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,188
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  84/100 (650 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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105.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:6,171
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  81/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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137.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,571
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  77/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 26 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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