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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 28,000 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.
19701,141364,070 Paranoid (76th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,156486,895 Led Zeppelin IV (8th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,231367,165 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,213413,832 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,124162,778 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (215th)
by Genesis
19751,218353,920 Wish You Were Here (12th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,142182,659 Songs In The Key Of Life (138th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,114350,645 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,114177,235 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (179th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,118333,041 London Calling (14th)
by The Clash
Total11,5713,192,239

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
931.

Exotic Birds And FruitUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1974Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1974:92Rank Score:261
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,280
Average Rating:  71/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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932.

The Best Of Leonard Cohen
Compilation
Canada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1975Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1975:95Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,291
Average Rating:  79/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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933.

Atlanta Twelve-StringUnited States Blind Willie McTell
Year of Release:1972Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1972:97Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,296
Average Rating:  79/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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934.

Wishbone AshUnited Kingdom Wishbone Ash
Year of Release:1970Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,304
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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935.

MisfitsUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1978Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1978:101Rank Score:260
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,305
Average Rating:  72/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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936.

For YouUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1978Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1978:102Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,309
Average Rating:  66/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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937.

Approximately Infinite UniverseJapan Yoko Ono
Year of Release:1973Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1973:102Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,318
Average Rating:  71/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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938.

Dancing In The Dragon's JawsCanada Bruce Cockburn
Year of Release:1979Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1979:83Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,321
Average Rating:  73/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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939.

2ndGermany Agitation Free
Year of Release:1973Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,327
Average Rating:  78/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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940.

D.o.A: The Third And Final Report of Throbbing GristleUnited Kingdom Throbbing Gristle
Year of Release:1978Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1978:103Rank Score:258
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,330
Average Rating:  72/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 103 10%
1972 107 11%
1973 112 11%
1974 97 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 82 8%
1977 96 10%
1978 110 11%
1979 88 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 389 39%
United Kingdom 381 38%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Jamaica 24 2%
Brazil 15 2%
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