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.
19701,575287,829
19711,619378,662
19721,658296,884
19731,609311,138
19741,495146,772
Red (166th)by King Crimson
19751,654262,221
19761,567155,301
19771,620286,702
19781,617153,945
19791,613246,372
Total16,0272,525,826

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 105 11%
1971 99 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 95 10%
1976 88 9%
1977 95 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 99 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 398 40%
United States 370 37%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Brazil 22 2%
Jamaica 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Live? Albums %
No 953 95%
Yes 47 5%
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