Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19701,756282,232
19711,804370,942
19721,851291,546
19731,780300,287
19741,651148,353
Red (165th)by King Crimson
19751,828255,257
19761,769157,752
19771,807283,529
19781,816153,009
19791,800240,441
Total17,8622,483,349

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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1979
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 96 10%
1976 91 9%
1977 92 9%
1978 111 11%
1979 97 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 391 39%
United States 374 37%
Germany 41 4%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Brazil 22 2%
Jamaica 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Live? Albums %
No 944 94%
Yes 56 6%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Forever Changes by Love
6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
7. Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
8. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
9. Axis: Bold As Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. Strange Days by The Doors
11. Disraeli Gears by Cream
12. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
13. Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
14. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
15. Something Else By The Kinks by The Kinks
16. The Who Sell Out by The Who
17. Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
18. Chelsea Girl by Nico
19. John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
20. Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley
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