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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.
19701,410414,091 Paranoid (75th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,415572,607 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,466431,973 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,458481,854 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,351197,956 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (203rd)
by Genesis
19751,458409,905 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,409215,517 Songs In The Key Of Life (135th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,427417,717 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,422212,069 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (180th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,432387,886 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,2483,741,575

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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RankAlbumArtist
811.

Força BrutaBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1970Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1970:86Rank Score:392
Rank in 1970s811Overall Rank:4,443
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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812.

TormatoUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1978Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1978:86Rank Score:390
Rank in 1970s812Overall Rank:4,456
Average Rating:  67/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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813.

Caetano Veloso (1971)Brazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1971Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1971:86Rank Score:389
Rank in 1970s813Overall Rank:4,469
Average Rating:  79/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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814.

A Trip To MarinevilleUnited Kingdom Swell Maps
Year of Release:1979Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1979:78Rank Score:386
Rank in 1970s814Overall Rank:4,486
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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815.

Legalize ItJamaica Peter Tosh
Year of Release:1976Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1976:77Rank Score:386
Rank in 1970s815Overall Rank:4,493
Average Rating:  74/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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816.

Elite HotelUnited States Emmylou Harris
Year of Release:1975Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1975:82Rank Score:385
Rank in 1970s816Overall Rank:4,496
Average Rating:  78/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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817.

American GothicUnited States David Ackles
Year of Release:1972Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1972:79Rank Score:385
Rank in 1970s817Overall Rank:4,499
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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818.

Foot Loose & Fancy FreeUnited Kingdom Rod Stewart
Year of Release:1977Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1977:74Rank Score:385
Rank in 1970s818Overall Rank:4,505
Average Rating:  69/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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819.

Pequeñas Anécdotas Sobre Las InstitucionesArgentina Sui Generis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1974:79Rank Score:385
Rank in 1970s819Overall Rank:4,507
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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820.

Captain BeyondUnited States Captain Beyond
Year of Release:1972Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1972:80Rank Score:384
Rank in 1970s820Overall Rank:4,513
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 104 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 112 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 101 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 108 11%
1979 91 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Frank Zappa 9 1%
Deep Purple 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 393 39%
United States 377 38%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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