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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 30,000 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.
19701,207375,078 Paranoid (77th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,218516,722 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,278387,343 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,273435,008 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,166173,051 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (211th)
by Genesis
19751,266369,502 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,200193,601 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,187370,106 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,192188,556 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (174th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,184348,480 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total12,1713,357,446

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

Rough MixUnited Kingdom Pete Townshend And Ronnie Lane
Year of Release:1977Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1977:95Rank Score:254
Rank in 1970s991Overall Rank:5,638
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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992.

Back To FrontIreland Gilbert O'Sullivan
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:103Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s992Overall Rank:5,654
Average Rating:  68/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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993.

I AmUnited States Earth, Wind And Fire
Year of Release:1979Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1979:89Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s993Overall Rank:5,660
Average Rating:  73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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L'Enfant Assassin Des MouchesFrance Jean-Claude Vannier
Year of Release:1972Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1972:104Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s994Overall Rank:5,663
Average Rating:  71/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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995.

Motörhead United Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1977Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1977:96Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s995Overall Rank:5,665
Average Rating:  73/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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996.

TattooIreland Rory Gallagher
Year of Release:1973Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1973:107Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s996Overall Rank:5,667
Average Rating:  78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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997.

García y La Máquina de Hacer PájarosArgentina La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros
Year of Release:1976Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1976:81Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s997Overall Rank:5,670
Average Rating:  76/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Disco ClubFrance Black Devil
Year of Release:1978Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1978:111Rank Score:251
Rank in 1970s998Overall Rank:5,679
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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999.

On The BorderUnited States Eagles
Year of Release:1974Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1974:100Rank Score:251
Rank in 1970s999Overall Rank:5,683
Average Rating:  73/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Radios AppearAustralia Radio Birdman
Year of Release:1977Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1977:97Rank Score:251
Rank in 1970s1,000Overall Rank:5,686
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 104 10%
1973 107 11%
1974 100 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Brazil 17 2%
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