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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
931.

CabrettaUnited States Mink DeVille
Year of Release:1977Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1977:90Rank Score:257
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,247
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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932.

Storia Di Un ImpiegatoItaly Fabrizio De André
Year of Release:1973Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1973:101Rank Score:256
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,248
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.

Wings At The Speed Of SoundUnited Kingdom Wings
Year of Release:1976Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1976:80Rank Score:254
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,286
Average Rating:  70/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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934.

Live At Carnegie HallUnited States Bill Withers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1973:102Rank Score:254
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,287
Average Rating:  77/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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935.

Teenage HeadUnited States The Flamin' Groovies
Year of Release:1971Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1971:98Rank Score:254
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,288
Average Rating:  77/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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936.

A Question Of BalanceUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1970:100Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,294
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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937.

Live KillersUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1979Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1979:82Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,299
Average Rating:  74/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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938.

For YouUnited States Prince
Year of Release:1978Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1978:103Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,301
Average Rating:  68/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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939.

Shooting At The MoonUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1970Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,302
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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940.

Chicago IIIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1971Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,309
Average Rating:  75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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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