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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 27,000 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.
19701,107355,216 Paranoid (76th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,131475,723 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,187356,897 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (17th)
by David Bowie
19731,170401,447 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,087157,999 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (213th)
by Genesis
19751,157346,334 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,067177,549 Songs In The Key Of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,054340,756 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,074173,484 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,072324,691 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total11,1063,110,096

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac.
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RankAlbumArtist
921.

CrystalsUnited States Sam Rivers
Year of Release:1974Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1974:89Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s921Overall Rank:5,210
Average Rating:  78/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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922.

SoundtracksGermany Can
Year of Release:1970Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1970:99Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s922Overall Rank:5,213
Average Rating:  80/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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923.

Approximately Infinite UniverseJapan Yoko Ono
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:99Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s923Overall Rank:5,218
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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924.

BandolierUnited Kingdom Budgie
Year of Release:1975Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1975:96Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s924Overall Rank:5,220
Average Rating:  72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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925.

MisfitsUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1978Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1978:101Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s925Overall Rank:5,221
Average Rating:  73/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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926.

ToddUnited States Todd Rundgren
Year of Release:1974Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1974:90Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s926Overall Rank:5,227
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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927.

Peace & LoveJamaica Dadawah
Year of Release:1974Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1974:91Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s927Overall Rank:5,232
Average Rating:  76/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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928.

Don Juan's Reckless DaughterCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1977Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1977:89Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s928Overall Rank:5,234
Average Rating:  72/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Disco ClubFrance Black Devil
Year of Release:1978Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1978:102Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s929Overall Rank:5,236
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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930.

Mystery To MeUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1973Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1973:100Rank Score:257
Rank in 1970s930Overall Rank:5,238
Average Rating:  72/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 105 11%
1972 107 11%
1973 111 11%
1974 94 9%
1975 98 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 95 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 8 1%
The Rolling Stones 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 383 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Brazil 14 1%
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