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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
981.

RefazendaBrazil Gilberto Gil
Year of Release:1975Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1975:99Rank Score:294
Rank in 1970s981Overall Rank:5,644
Average Rating:  77/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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982.

They Say I'm DifferentUnited States Betty Davis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1974:95Rank Score:293
Rank in 1970s982Overall Rank:5,650
Average Rating:  79/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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983.

Pin UpsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1973Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1973:110Rank Score:293
Rank in 1970s983Overall Rank:5,654
Average Rating:  68/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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984.

Focus IIINetherlands Focus
Year of Release:1972Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1972:100Rank Score:293
Rank in 1970s984Overall Rank:5,656
Average Rating:  78/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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985.

Spirits Having FlownUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1979Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1979:89Rank Score:292
Rank in 1970s985Overall Rank:5,662
Average Rating:  71/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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986.

Sing For Very Important PeopleUnited States The Free Design
Year of Release:1970Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1970:104Rank Score:291
Rank in 1970s986Overall Rank:5,668
Average Rating:  69/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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987.

The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each OtherUnited Kingdom Van Der Graaf Generator
Year of Release:1970Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1970:105Rank Score:291
Rank in 1970s987Overall Rank:5,673
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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988.

Red ClayUnited States Freddie Hubbard
Year of Release:1970Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1970:106Rank Score:291
Rank in 1970s988Overall Rank:5,683
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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989.

Hero And HeroineUnited Kingdom Strawbs
Year of Release:1974Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1974:96Rank Score:290
Rank in 1970s989Overall Rank:5,694
Average Rating:  78/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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990.

(No Pussyfooting)United Kingdom Fripp & Eno
Year of Release:1973Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1973:111Rank Score:290
Rank in 1970s990Overall Rank:5,697
Average Rating:  81/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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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