Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
19701,672286,542
19711,737380,137
19721,776296,639
19731,708307,857
19741,587147,673
Red (160th)by King Crimson
19751,751260,862
19761,670156,051
19771,721287,706
19781,720154,115
19791,724245,280
Total17,0662,522,861

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 Genesis.
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1971
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216
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216
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215
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214
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 109 11%
1971 100 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 99 10%
1976 89 9%
1977 94 9%
1978 107 11%
1979 96 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 390 39%
United States 376 38%
Germany 41 4%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Brazil 24 2%
Jamaica 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Live? Albums %
No 950 95%
Yes 50 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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