Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
19701,614286,538
19711,670377,603
19721,717296,839
19731,657307,852
19741,543146,840
Red (164th)by King Crimson
19751,690261,472
19761,612153,375
19771,672287,854
19781,669154,266
19791,661244,233
Total16,5052,516,872

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.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 100 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 109 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 97 10%
1976 89 9%
1977 97 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 97 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Yes 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 9 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
Electric Light Orchestra 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 396 40%
United States 371 37%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Brazil 22 2%
Jamaica 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Live? Albums %
No 952 95%
Yes 48 5%
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6. Lauryn Hill
7. Elliott Smith
8. Madonna
9. Eels
10. Mercury Rev
11. Lucinda Williams
12. The Smashing Pumpkins
13. Refused
14. Placebo
15. Tortoise
16. Belle And Sebastian
17. Pulp
18. Dirty Three
19. Pearl Jam
20. Black Star
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