Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
19702,040259,972
19712,140328,955
19722,179260,138
19732,066266,822
19741,954139,791
Red (142nd)by King Crimson
19752,108225,995
19762,100150,169
19772,113255,807
19782,161145,677
19792,091212,735
Total20,9522,246,061

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, The Who and Genesis.
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1971
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44,303
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1971
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24,045
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1971
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21,865
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Year of Release:
1971
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19,806
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1971
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19,009
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Year of Release:
1971
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17,387
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1971
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10,314
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Year of Release:
1971
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10,240
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1971
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8,494
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7,179
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 100 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 108 11%
1974 99 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 88 9%
1977 90 9%
1978 108 11%
1979 99 10%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 388 39%
United States 372 37%
Canada 42 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 23 2%
Jamaica 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Live? Albums %
No 940 94%
Yes 60 6%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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