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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 35,000 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.
19701,348406,782 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,373561,352 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,411422,305 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,395473,905 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,290192,960 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,398403,203 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,336211,238 Songs In The Key Of Life (134th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,349411,284 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,336207,046 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,341381,138 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total13,5773,671,215

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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651.

Saxophone Improvisations Series FUnited States Anthony Braxton
Year of Release:1972Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1972:61Rank Score:529
Rank in 1970s651Overall Rank:3,430
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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652.

Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1971Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1971:71Rank Score:528
Rank in 1970s652Overall Rank:3,437
Average Rating:  77/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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653.

TimewindGermany Klaus Schulze
Year of Release:1975Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1975:68Rank Score:527
Rank in 1970s653Overall Rank:3,442
Average Rating:  79/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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654.

From Here To EternityItaly Giorgio Moroder
Year of Release:1977Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1977:60Rank Score:527
Rank in 1970s654Overall Rank:3,444
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Live-EvilUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1971Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1971:72Rank Score:526
Rank in 1970s655Overall Rank:3,450
Average Rating:  80/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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656.

Killing MachineUnited Kingdom Judas Priest
Year of Release:1978Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1978:69Rank Score:526
Rank in 1970s656Overall Rank:3,452
Average Rating:  76/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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657.

In ColorUnited States Cheap Trick
Year of Release:1977Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1977:61Rank Score:526
Rank in 1970s657Overall Rank:3,453
Average Rating:  75/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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658.

Roforofo FightNigeria Fela Kuti & Africa 70
Year of Release:1972Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1972:62Rank Score:526
Rank in 1970s658Overall Rank:3,454
Average Rating:  78/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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659.

Joan ArmatradingUnited Kingdom Joan Armatrading
Year of Release:1976Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1976:62Rank Score:524
Rank in 1970s659Overall Rank:3,460
Average Rating:  74/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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660.

Unleashed In The EastUnited Kingdom Judas Priest
Year of Release:1979Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1979:63Rank Score:523
Rank in 1970s660Overall Rank:3,463
Average Rating:  78/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 101 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 100 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 107 11%
1979 93 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 392 39%
United States 383 38%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 17 2%
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