Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
19701,811279,005
19711,879364,339
19721,911286,161
19731,842294,331
19741,712147,158
Red (159th)by King Crimson
19751,875249,927
19761,850159,990
19771,865277,750
19781,885153,128
19791,866234,021
Total18,4962,445,812

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Black Sabbath and Genesis.
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1973
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84,521
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1975
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58,806
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1972
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57,867
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1971
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52,653
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1979
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43,986
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1977
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36,741
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1979
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35,042
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1979
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29,599
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1977
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29,349
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1971
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28,110
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 104 10%
1971 102 10%
1972 100 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 93 9%
1975 97 10%
1976 95 10%
1977 93 9%
1978 109 11%
1979 96 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Jethro Tull 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
Pink Floyd 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 394 39%
United States 374 37%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Jamaica 22 2%
Brazil 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Live? Albums %
No 943 94%
Yes 57 6%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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