Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
19701,490428,839
19711,509589,821
19721,558445,926
19731,527494,773
19741,415204,733
19751,538420,101
19761,473224,075
19771,515429,351
19781,533220,782
19791,512398,182
Total15,0703,856,585

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 Black Sabbath.
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1974
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 107 11%
1972 101 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 83 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
Deep Purple 8 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 392 39%
United States 372 37%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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Best Albums of 1963
1. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus
2. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
3. Please Please Me by The Beatles
4. Live At The Apollo by James Brown
5. With The Beatles by The Beatles
6. Night Beat by Sam Cooke
7. Monk's Dream by Thelonious Monk
8. A Christmas Gift For You by Various Artists
9. Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus by Charles Mingus
10. Night Train by The Oscar Peterson Trio
11. Samba Esquema Novo by Jorge Ben
12. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
13. Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
14. John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman by John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
15. Money Jungle by Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach
16. Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys
17. Ballads by John Coltrane Quartet
18. In Dreams by Roy Orbison
19. Back At The Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith
20. Beethoven: IX. Symphonie by Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


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