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.
19701,492429,411
19711,516590,751
19721,562446,565
19731,531495,681
19741,424205,112
19751,547420,922
19761,478224,654
19771,528430,283
19781,539221,246
19791,516398,852
Total15,1333,863,477

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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1973
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1974
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297
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1974
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297
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1972
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296
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1976
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296
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1979
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296
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295
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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 102 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 83 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 91 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 375 38%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. Led Zeppelin
5. Bob Dylan
6. David Bowie
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. Nirvana
10. The Velvet Underground
11. The Smiths
12. Pixies
13. The Beach Boys
14. The Clash
15. U2
16. The Who
17. Neil Young
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Miles Davis
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