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.
19701,492429,147
19711,516591,025
19721,561446,461
19731,532495,585
19741,423205,137
19751,545420,871
19761,477224,450
19771,528430,250
19781,539221,143
19791,516398,791
Total15,1293,862,859

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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1972
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296
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296
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1973
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296
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295
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294
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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 110 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 83 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Queen 8 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 392 39%
United States 373 37%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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