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Best Albums of the 1970s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
19701,423424,937 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,429563,916 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,478433,213 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,466483,177 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,362198,755 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,470410,942 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,423215,690 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,438419,246 Rumours (31st)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,440212,519 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (181st)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,448387,673 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,3773,750,068

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 Bob Dylan.
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1.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,401 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:176,189
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,292 votes)
Comments: 476 comments
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2.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,516 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:105,983
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,267 votes)
Comments: 251 comments
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3.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,386 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:104,329
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,181 votes)
Comments: 254 comments
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4.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,378 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:95,538
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,752 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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5.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,298 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,748
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,588 votes)
Comments: 217 comments
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6.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,838 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:69,596
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,820 votes)
Comments: 211 comments
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7.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,738 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:58,328
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,093 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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8.

RumoursUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,683 charts
Rank in 1977:1Rank Score:55,089
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,950 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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9.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,533 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:55,087
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,914 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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10.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,535 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:50,262
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,827 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 100 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
Frank Zappa 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 394 39%
United States 372 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 18 2%
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