Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 51,000 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.
19701,941265,691
19712,043342,789
19722,070270,253
19731,977277,015
19741,842142,140
Red (153rd)by King Crimson
19752,007234,106
19762,018155,233
19772,028264,456
19782,048147,076
19792,003219,727
Total19,9772,318,486

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 (UK).
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1975
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25,130
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1972
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23,896
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1971
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23,066
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1977
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22,762
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1972
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21,055
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1977
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20,459
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1971
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20,401
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1970
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20,063
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1971
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19,797
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1975
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18,081
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 101 10%
1972 105 11%
1973 109 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 96 10%
1976 88 9%
1977 93 9%
1978 107 11%
1979 98 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Genesis (UK) 10 1%
Jethro Tull 9 1%
Joni Mitchell 8 1%
Pink Floyd 8 1%
Electric Light Orchestra 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 386 39%
United States 373 37%
Canada 42 4%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Brazil 23 2%
Jamaica 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Live? Albums %
No 943 94%
Yes 57 6%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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