Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
19701,835278,071
19711,902362,279
19721,937284,467
19731,866292,643
19741,732146,538
Red (155th)by King Crimson
19751,902247,200
19761,879160,203
19771,895276,870
19781,921152,870
19791,888232,194
Total18,7572,433,334

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, 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 103 10%
1971 104 10%
1972 97 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 92 9%
1977 93 9%
1978 108 11%
1979 97 10%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 392 39%
United States 374 37%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Jamaica 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Live? Albums %
No 944 94%
Yes 56 6%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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