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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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981.

The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each OtherUnited Kingdom Van Der Graaf Generator
Year of Release:1970Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1970:106Rank Score:285
Rank in 1970s981Overall Rank:5,604
Average Rating:  78/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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982.

Interstellar SpaceUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1974Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1974:99Rank Score:285
Rank in 1970s982Overall Rank:5,610
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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983.

Paradise And LunchUnited States Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1974Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1974:100Rank Score:284
Rank in 1970s983Overall Rank:5,621
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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984.

Rock 'n' RollUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1975Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1975:97Rank Score:283
Rank in 1970s984Overall Rank:5,637
Average Rating:  69/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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985.

Half Machine Lip MovesUnited States Chrome
Year of Release:1979Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1979:89Rank Score:283
Rank in 1970s985Overall Rank:5,638
Average Rating:  76/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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986.

Teenage HeadUnited States The Flamin' Groovies
Year of Release:1971Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1971:102Rank Score:282
Rank in 1970s986Overall Rank:5,642
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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987.

Evening StarUnited Kingdom Fripp & Eno
Year of Release:1975Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1975:98Rank Score:282
Rank in 1970s987Overall Rank:5,646
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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988.

GumboUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1972Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:282
Rank in 1970s988Overall Rank:5,652
Average Rating:  75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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989.

Nantucket SleighrideUnited States Mountain
Year of Release:1971Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1971:103Rank Score:282
Rank in 1970s989Overall Rank:5,659
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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990.

All 'n AllUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1977Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1977:97Rank Score:282
Rank in 1970s990Overall Rank:5,664
Average Rating:  75/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 0 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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