Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 greatest album charts.

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1970s decade summary
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.
19701,819277,393
19711,891362,044
19721,923284,547
19731,856292,269
19741,721146,259
Red (157th)by King Crimson
19751,889247,015
19761,863159,276
19771,884276,105
19781,903152,909
19791,878232,843
Total18,6272,430,660

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath and Genesis.
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1977
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3,840
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1976
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3,285
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1974
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1,391
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1979
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1,075
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1975
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766
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1973
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467
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1971
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262
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1973
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250
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Total albums: 8. Page 1 of 1

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 104 10%
1971 103 10%
1972 100 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 98 10%
1976 93 9%
1977 92 9%
1978 109 11%
1979 97 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Jethro Tull 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
Electric Light Orchestra 8 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 392 39%
United States 374 37%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Jamaica 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Live? Albums %
No 944 94%
Yes 56 6%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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