Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
19701,517279,734
19711,561370,021
19721,604292,049
19731,564306,973
19741,453144,578
Red (169th)by King Crimson
19751,593259,117
19761,510148,953
19771,557281,524
19781,583151,923
19791,566243,562
Total15,5082,478,434

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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1972
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29,933
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1975
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28,397
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1971
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26,950
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1977
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26,691
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1972
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25,114
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1977
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23,919
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1975
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22,962
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1971
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22,330
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1970
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21,793
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20,877
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 98 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 109 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 96 10%
1976 89 9%
1977 94 9%
1978 111 11%
1979 96 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 9 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 399 40%
United States 365 37%
Canada 38 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Brazil 24 2%
Jamaica 22 2%
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