Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
19701,696286,780
19711,761379,257
19721,796296,938
19731,729307,234
19741,602148,830
Red (161st)by King Crimson
19751,770259,600
19761,697156,792
19771,740286,949
19781,754154,688
19791,744244,998
Total17,2892,522,066

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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1970
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19,651
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1971
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19,549
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1975
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16,382
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1972
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16,182
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1972
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15,894
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1973
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15,542
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1975
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15,431
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1976
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14,965
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1977
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14,697
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1973
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14,605
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 98 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 92 9%
1975 98 10%
1976 89 9%
1977 95 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 98 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 390 39%
United States 376 38%
Germany 42 4%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Brazil 23 2%
Jamaica 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Live? Albums %
No 948 95%
Yes 52 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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