Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
19701,503280,759
19711,523371,449
19721,574292,479
19731,537309,347
19741,434144,262
Red (176th)by King Crimson
19751,566263,331
19761,490148,770
19771,536283,201
19781,553152,279
19791,535246,167
Total15,2512,492,044

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 Bruce Springsteen.
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322
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 74 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 98 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 97 10%
1976 88 9%
1977 96 10%
1978 106 11%
1979 97 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Elton John 8 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 398 40%
United States 363 36%
Canada 39 4%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Brazil 25 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
15. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
16. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
17. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
18. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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