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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.
19701,423424,937 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,429563,916 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,478433,213 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,466483,177 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,362198,755 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,470410,942 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,423215,690 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,438419,246 Rumours (31st)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,440212,519 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (181st)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,448387,673 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,3773,750,068

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
991.

A Question Of BalanceUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1970:107Rank Score:290
Rank in 1970s991Overall Rank:5,704
Average Rating:  76/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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992.

DragnetUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1979Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1979:90Rank Score:289
Rank in 1970s992Overall Rank:5,708
Average Rating:  78/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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993.

A Woofer In Tweeter's ClothingUnited States Sparks
Year of Release:1972Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1972:101Rank Score:289
Rank in 1970s993Overall Rank:5,709
Average Rating:  73/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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994.

PeliculasArgentina La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros
Year of Release:1977Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1977:98Rank Score:289
Rank in 1970s994Overall Rank:5,717
Average Rating:  78/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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995.

Blue For YouUnited Kingdom Status Quo
Year of Release:1976Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1976:81Rank Score:288
Rank in 1970s995Overall Rank:5,722
Average Rating:  73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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996.

CamelUnited Kingdom Camel
Year of Release:1973Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1973:112Rank Score:288
Rank in 1970s996Overall Rank:5,729
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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997.

GumboUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1972Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1972:102Rank Score:286
Rank in 1970s997Overall Rank:5,750
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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998.

Back In The USAUnited States MC5
Year of Release:1970Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1970:108Rank Score:284
Rank in 1970s998Overall Rank:5,783
Average Rating:  75/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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999.

Rock 'n' RollUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1975Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1975:100Rank Score:284
Rank in 1970s999Overall Rank:5,790
Average Rating:  69/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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1000.

I'm The ManUnited Kingdom Joe Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1979:91Rank Score:283
Rank in 1970s1,000Overall Rank:5,802
Average Rating:  75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
Frank Zappa 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 394 39%
United States 372 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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