Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
/yearstats.php?y=19701,564289,092
/yearstats.php?y=19711,607379,948
/yearstats.php?y=19721,648298,267
/yearstats.php?y=19731,597312,769
/yearstats.php?y=19741,484147,655
Red (163rd)by King Crimson
/yearstats.php?y=19751,635264,603
/yearstats.php?y=19761,554155,505
/yearstats.php?y=19771,612287,986
/yearstats.php?y=19781,609154,472
/yearstats.php?y=19791,603247,176
Total15,9132,537,474

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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1973
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98,150
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1975
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64,842
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1972
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64,037
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1971
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59,801
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1979
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49,650
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1979
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40,877
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1977
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37,826
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1979
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33,608
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1971
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31,791
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1977
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31,088
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 100 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 95 10%
1976 87 9%
1977 95 10%
1978 113 11%
1979 97 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Jethro Tull 10 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Elton John 9 1%
Electric Light Orchestra 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 399 40%
United States 368 37%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Brazil 23 2%
Jamaica 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Live? Albums %
No 954 95%
Yes 46 5%
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