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.
19701,502280,684
19711,521371,654
19721,572292,418
19731,536309,159
19741,431144,083
Red (178th)by King Crimson
19751,564263,337
19761,488148,705
19771,536282,588
19781,552152,000
19791,534246,533
Total15,2362,491,161

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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207
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


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


David Bowie 11 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 9 1%
Electric Light Orchestra 8 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 399 40%
United States 363 36%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Brazil 24 2%
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Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
6. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
10. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
11. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
12. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
13. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
14. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Pithecanthropus Erectus by Charles Mingus
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