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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 38,000 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.
19701,453421,225 Paranoid (72nd)
by Black Sabbath
19711,472580,412 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,514436,738 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,489487,080 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,383201,003 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,504413,030 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,451219,888 Songs In The Key Of Life (133rd)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,474424,569 Rumours (30th)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,485215,421 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,481392,377 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,7063,791,744

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 Black Sabbath.
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RankAlbumArtist
991.

DragnetUnited Kingdom The Fall
Year of Release:1979Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1979:91Rank Score:292
Rank in 1970s991Overall Rank:5,698
Average Rating:  78/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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992.

L'incendieFrance Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem
Year of Release:1974Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1974:94Rank Score:292
Rank in 1970s992Overall Rank:5,709
Average Rating:  76/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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993.

Keine Macht Für NiemandGermany Ton Steine Scherben
Year of Release:1972Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1972:101Rank Score:291
Rank in 1970s993Overall Rank:5,713
Average Rating:  77/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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994.

Hero And HeroineUnited Kingdom Strawbs
Year of Release:1974Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1974:95Rank Score:290
Rank in 1970s994Overall Rank:5,731
Average Rating:  78/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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995.

Thirty Three & 1/3United Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1976Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1976:84Rank Score:289
Rank in 1970s995Overall Rank:5,737
Average Rating:  73/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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996.

A Woofer In Tweeter's ClothingUnited States Sparks
Year of Release:1972Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1972:102Rank Score:289
Rank in 1970s996Overall Rank:5,739
Average Rating:  73/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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997.

PeliculasArgentina La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros
Year of Release:1977Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1977:98Rank Score:289
Rank in 1970s997Overall Rank:5,740
Average Rating:  78/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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998.

Cantigas do MaioPortugal José Afonso
Year of Release:1971Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1971:105Rank Score:288
Rank in 1970s998Overall Rank:5,754
Average Rating:  78/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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999.

D.O.A: The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing GristleUnited Kingdom Throbbing Gristle
Year of Release:1978Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1978:109Rank Score:287
Rank in 1970s999Overall Rank:5,761
Average Rating:  73/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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1000.

Rock 'N' RollUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1975Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1975:99Rank Score:286
Rank in 1970s1,000Overall Rank:5,778
Average Rating:  70/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 102 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 84 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 109 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 394 39%
United States 368 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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