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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 30,000 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.
19701,207375,078 Paranoid (77th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,218516,722 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,278387,343 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,273435,008 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,166173,051 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (211th)
by Genesis
19751,266369,502 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,200193,601 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,187370,106 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,192188,556 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,184348,480 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total12,1713,357,446

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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1.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,006 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:160,938
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,704 votes)
Comments: 421 comments
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2.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,219 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:97,151
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,849 votes)
Comments: 216 comments
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3.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,066 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:92,283
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,719 votes)
Comments: 205 comments
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4.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,054 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:88,735
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,254 votes)
Comments: 196 comments
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5.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,050 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:84,387
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,332 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,585 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:63,160
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,430 votes)
Comments: 180 comments
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7.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,562 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:54,639
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,851 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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8.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,342 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:51,424
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,689 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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9.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,413 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:48,759
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,641 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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10.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,260 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:45,812
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,493 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 104 10%
1973 107 11%
1974 100 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Brazil 17 2%
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