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.
19701,759282,320
19711,819371,278
19721,866291,985
19731,793300,412
19741,669149,212
Red (160th)by King Crimson
19751,841253,629
19761,788159,451
19771,821282,357
19781,832153,495
19791,820239,096
Total18,0082,483,235

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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1976
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218
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 99 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 95 10%
1976 93 9%
1977 93 9%
1978 111 11%
1979 96 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Jethro Tull 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Electric Light Orchestra 8 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 395 40%
United States 369 37%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Brazil 22 2%
Jamaica 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Live? Albums %
No 944 94%
Yes 56 6%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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