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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.
19701,398411,727 Paranoid (74th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,407569,412 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,444429,320 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,442479,131 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,332196,389 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (206th)
by Genesis
19751,440408,056 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,382213,810 Songs In The Key Of Life (136th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,408415,924 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,399210,753 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,404385,660 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,0563,720,181

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.

The Captain And MeUnited States The Doobie Brothers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1973:75Rank Score:538
Rank in 1970s651Overall Rank:3,454
Average Rating:  73/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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652.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Al Green
Year of Release:1975Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1975:66Rank Score:538
Rank in 1970s652Overall Rank:3,456
Average Rating:  77/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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653.

Sorrow Tears And BloodNigeria Fela Kuti & Africa 70
Year of Release:1977Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1977:58Rank Score:538
Rank in 1970s653Overall Rank:3,457
Average Rating:  79/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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654.

Crossing The Red Sea With The AdvertsUnited Kingdom The Adverts
Year of Release:1978Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1978:69Rank Score:534
Rank in 1970s654Overall Rank:3,468
Average Rating:  77/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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655.

Killing MachineUnited Kingdom Judas Priest
Year of Release:1978Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1978:70Rank Score:534
Rank in 1970s655Overall Rank:3,473
Average Rating:  75/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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656.


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Live-EvilUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1971Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1971:70Rank Score:532
Rank in 1970s656Overall Rank:3,481
Average Rating:  80/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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657.

Discreet MusicUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1975Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1975:67Rank Score:532
Rank in 1970s657Overall Rank:3,482
Average Rating:  77/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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658.

Conference Of The BirdsUnited Kingdom Dave Holland
Year of Release:1973Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1973:76Rank Score:531
Rank in 1970s658Overall Rank:3,487
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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659.

Judee SillUnited States Judee Sill
Year of Release:1971Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1971:71Rank Score:530
Rank in 1970s659Overall Rank:3,495
Average Rating:  80/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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660.

Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico
Compilation
United States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1971Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1971:72Rank Score:529
Rank in 1970s660Overall Rank:3,506
Average Rating:  77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 101 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 96 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 8 1%
Elton John 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 393 39%
United States 377 38%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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