Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
19701,490429,017
19711,510589,671
19721,559445,983
19731,528494,847
19741,415204,872
19751,539420,059
19761,473224,195
19771,518429,443
19781,533220,869
19791,513398,042
Total15,0783,856,999

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 107 11%
1972 101 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 83 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
Deep Purple 8 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 392 39%
United States 372 37%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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20. Mule Variations by Tom Waits


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