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Best Albums of the 1970s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 28,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
19701,141364,070 Paranoid (76th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,156486,895 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,231367,165 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,213413,832 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,124162,778 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (215th)
by Genesis
19751,218353,920 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,142182,659 Songs In The Key Of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,114350,645 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,114177,235 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (179th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,118333,041 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total11,5713,192,239

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
991.

ZarathustraItaly Museo Rosenbach
Year of Release:1973Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1973:112Rank Score:236
Rank in 1970s991Overall Rank:5,701
Average Rating:  74/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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992.

Mysterious TravellerUnited States Weather Report
Year of Release:1974Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1974:95Rank Score:236
Rank in 1970s992Overall Rank:5,711
Average Rating:  76/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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993.

LiveUnited States Donny Hathaway
Year of Release:1972Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1972:107Rank Score:236
Rank in 1970s993Overall Rank:5,713
Average Rating:  75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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994.

SiembraPanama Willie Colon And Ruben Blades
Year of Release:1978Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1978:108Rank Score:236
Rank in 1970s994Overall Rank:5,722
Average Rating:  76/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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995.

Inner SecretsUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1978Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s995Overall Rank:5,728
Average Rating:  69/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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996.

I AmUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1979Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1979:88Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s996Overall Rank:5,740
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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997.

David LiveUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1974:96Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s997Overall Rank:5,742
Average Rating:  71/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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998.

Phases And StagesUnited States Willie Nelson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1974:97Rank Score:235
Rank in 1970s998Overall Rank:5,745
Average Rating:  80/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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999.

WatchUnited Kingdom Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Year of Release:1978Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1978:110Rank Score:234
Rank in 1970s999Overall Rank:5,750
Average Rating:  75/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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1000.

Cabaret (Original Soundtrack Recording)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1972Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1972:108Rank Score:234
Rank in 1970s1,000Overall Rank:5,761
Average Rating:  76/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 112 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
Queen 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 381 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Brazil 15 2%
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