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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 30,000 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.
19701,208375,024 Paranoid (77th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,218516,620 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,280387,293 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,275435,351 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,167173,140 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (212th)
by Genesis
19751,267370,068 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,201193,963 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,189370,143 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,193188,604 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,184348,352 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total12,1823,358,557

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
931.

Marjory RazorbladeUnited Kingdom Kevin Coyne
Year of Release:1973Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1973:100Rank Score:278
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,245
Average Rating:  74/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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932.

Buckingham NicksUnited States Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham
Year of Release:1973Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1973:101Rank Score:277
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,254
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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933.

John, The Wolf King Of L.A.United States John Phillips
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:277
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,260
Average Rating:  74/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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934.

ZarathustraItaly Museo Rosenbach
Year of Release:1973Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1973:102Rank Score:277
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,262
Average Rating:  76/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

Racional Vol. 1Brazil Tim Maia
Year of Release:1975Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:277
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,263
Average Rating:  80/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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936.

Nantucket SleighrideUnited States Mountain
Year of Release:1971Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1971:100Rank Score:276
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,271
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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937.

WatertownUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1970Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:275
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,297
Average Rating:  66/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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938.

Wishbone AshUnited Kingdom Wishbone Ash
Year of Release:1970Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:274
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,302
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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939.

The Heat Is OnUnited States The Isley Brothers
Year of Release:1975Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:274
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,305
Average Rating:  72/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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940.


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Sunburst FinishUnited Kingdom Be-Bop Deluxe
Year of Release:1976Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1976:80Rank Score:273
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,317
Average Rating:  71/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 104 10%
1973 107 11%
1974 100 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Queen 8 1%
Jethro Tull 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 382 38%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Brazil 17 2%
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