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.
19701,806279,554
19711,870366,235
19721,907288,383
19731,840296,323
19741,703147,836
Red (160th)by King Crimson
19751,868251,330
19761,836160,105
19771,859279,208
19781,874152,952
19791,861234,944
Total18,4242,456,870

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 104 10%
1971 101 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 111 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 93 9%
1977 92 9%
1978 108 11%
1979 95 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United Kingdom 393 39%
United States 373 37%
Germany 39 4%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Jamaica 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Live? Albums %
No 944 94%
Yes 56 6%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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