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.
19701,490428,905
19711,510589,660
19721,559445,924
19731,528494,942
19741,417204,887
19751,539420,345
19761,474224,204
19771,518429,362
19781,534220,921
19791,513398,250
Total15,0823,857,401

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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297
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1976
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296
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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 96 10%
1975 99 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%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Queen 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 391 39%
United States 373 37%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
6. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
10. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
11. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
12. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
13. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
14. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
15. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
16. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
17. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
18. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Ella & Louis by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong


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