Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
19701,575287,934
19711,619378,856
19721,658296,764
19731,610310,990
19741,494146,901
Red (165th)by King Crimson
19751,654261,867
19761,568155,450
19771,620286,523
19781,618154,030
19791,614245,886
Total16,0302,525,201

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 Bruce Springsteen.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 99 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 96 10%
1976 88 9%
1977 95 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 98 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Yes 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 397 40%
United States 371 37%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Brazil 22 2%
Jamaica 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Live? Albums %
No 953 95%
Yes 47 5%
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