Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19701,642286,892
19711,710379,581
19721,754296,921
19731,694308,303
19741,568146,481
Red (162nd)by King Crimson
19751,729261,508
19761,650155,231
19771,704288,850
19781,707154,065
19791,704245,393
Total16,8622,523,225

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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1975
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1973
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217
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1979
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217
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1972
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 97 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 99 10%
1976 88 9%
1977 96 10%
1978 108 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%
AC/DC 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 390 39%
United States 370 37%
Germany 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Canada 38 4%
Brazil 25 3%
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%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. Pixies
15. The Beach Boys
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. R.E.M.
20. The Who
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