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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.
19701,348406,478 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,371560,653 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,407421,683 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,394473,219 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,289192,399 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (201st)
by Genesis
19751,396402,596 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,336211,149 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,348410,448 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,334207,132 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,341380,514 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5643,666,271

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.

Red ClayUnited States Freddie Hubbard
Year of Release:1970Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1970:107Rank Score:281
Rank in 1970s991Overall Rank:5,679
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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992.

EquinoxUnited States Styx
Year of Release:1975Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1975:99Rank Score:280
Rank in 1970s992Overall Rank:5,689
Average Rating:  72/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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993.

Spirits Having FlownUnited Kingdom Bee Gees
Year of Release:1979Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1979:90Rank Score:280
Rank in 1970s993Overall Rank:5,695
Average Rating:  71/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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994.

DragnetUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1979Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1979:91Rank Score:279
Rank in 1970s994Overall Rank:5,708
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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995.


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Sunburst FinishUnited Kingdom Be-Bop Deluxe
Year of Release:1976Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1976:82Rank Score:278
Rank in 1970s995Overall Rank:5,727
Average Rating:  72/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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996.

La Grasa De Las CapitalesArgentina Serú Girán
Year of Release:1979Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1979:92Rank Score:277
Rank in 1970s996Overall Rank:5,729
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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997.

Focus IIINetherlands Focus
Year of Release:1972Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1972:100Rank Score:277
Rank in 1970s997Overall Rank:5,734
Average Rating:  77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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998.

Back To The EggUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney & Wings
Year of Release:1979Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1979:93Rank Score:277
Rank in 1970s998Overall Rank:5,738
Average Rating:  69/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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999.

Keine Macht Für NiemandGermany Ton Steine Scherben
Year of Release:1972Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1972:101Rank Score:276
Rank in 1970s999Overall Rank:5,741
Average Rating:  76/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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1000.

(No Pussyfooting)United Kingdom Fripp & Eno
Year of Release:1973Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1973:110Rank Score:276
Rank in 1970s1,000Overall Rank:5,742
Average Rating:  81/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 100 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 108 11%
1979 93 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Deep Purple 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 392 39%
United States 383 38%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 16 2%
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