Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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.
19701,676286,114
19711,745379,196
19721,782296,863
19731,711307,834
19741,592148,008
Red (161st)by King Crimson
19751,760259,768
19761,680156,027
19771,727287,363
19781,729154,452
19791,730245,483
Total17,1322,521,108

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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
1973
Appears in:
Rank Score:
217
Rank in 1973:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1971
Appears in:
Rank Score:
217
Rank in 1971:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1979
Appears in:
Rank Score:
216
Rank in 1979:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1971
Appears in:
Rank Score:
216
Rank in 1971:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1979
Appears in:
Rank Score:
215
Rank in 1979:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1974
Appears in:
Rank Score:
215
Rank in 1974:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1971
Appears in:
Rank Score:
215
Rank in 1971:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
998.
United Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:
1978
Appears in:
Rank Score:
215
Rank in 1978:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1975
Appears in:
Rank Score:
215
Rank in 1975:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1976
Appears in:
Rank Score:
214
Rank in 1976:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 92 9%
1975 96 10%
1976 89 9%
1977 94 9%
1978 108 11%
1979 99 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Jethro Tull 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
Pink Floyd 8 1%
Show all
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 391 39%
United States 376 38%
Germany 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Canada 38 4%
Brazil 24 2%
Jamaica 21 2%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Live? Albums %
No 948 95%
Yes 52 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. Bob Dylan
13. Stevie Wonder
14. Yes
15. Joy Division
16. Nick Drake
17. Paul McCartney
18. Joni Mitchell
19. Queen
20. Bob Marley
Back to Top