Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
19701,558287,574
19711,597377,147
19721,640296,440
19731,589311,373
19741,476146,727
Red (163rd)by King Crimson
19751,625263,465
19761,547153,918
19771,590287,033
19781,602153,628
19791,587246,051
Total15,8112,523,355

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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1972
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1,336
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1977
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1,332
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1971
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1,328
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1973
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1,327
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1977
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1,326
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1974
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1,323
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1977
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1,307
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1978
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1,305
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1970
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1,298
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1970
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1,288
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 29 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 99 10%
1972 100 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 95 10%
1976 89 9%
1977 96 10%
1978 113 11%
1979 98 10%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 401 40%
United States 369 37%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Brazil 22 2%
Jamaica 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
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