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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 38,000 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.
19701,460423,324 Paranoid (72nd)
by Black Sabbath
19711,479583,480 Led Zeppelin IV (7th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,524439,584 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (15th)
by David Bowie
19731,503489,462 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,388201,876 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (202nd)
by Genesis
19751,516414,847 Wish You Were Here (11th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,456221,404 Songs In The Key Of Life (132nd)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,494425,851 Rumours (30th)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,502217,476 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (177th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,491393,232 London Calling (16th)
by The Clash
Total14,8133,810,536

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 Black Sabbath.
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RankAlbumArtist
931.

Half Machine Lip MovesUnited States Chrome
Year of Release:1979Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1979:84Rank Score:322
Rank in 1970s931Overall Rank:5,318
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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932.

Climbing!United States Mountain
Year of Release:1970Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1970:103Rank Score:322
Rank in 1970s932Overall Rank:5,319
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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933.

Some Time In New York CityMixed Nationality John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Year of Release:1972Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1972:94Rank Score:321
Rank in 1970s933Overall Rank:5,332
Average Rating:  65/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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934.

The PsychomodoUnited Kingdom Cockney Rebel
Year of Release:1974Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1974:90Rank Score:321
Rank in 1970s934Overall Rank:5,336
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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935.

Ha! Ha! Ha!United Kingdom Ultravox
Year of Release:1977Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1977:92Rank Score:320
Rank in 1970s935Overall Rank:5,339
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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936.

Mystery To MeUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1973Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1973:104Rank Score:318
Rank in 1970s936Overall Rank:5,359
Average Rating:  71/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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937.

Wolf CityGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1972Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1972:95Rank Score:318
Rank in 1970s937Overall Rank:5,361
Average Rating:  78/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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938.

Down By The JettyUnited Kingdom Dr. Feelgood
Year of Release:1975Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1975:94Rank Score:318
Rank in 1970s938Overall Rank:5,363
Average Rating:  77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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939.

Sin After SinUnited Kingdom Judas Priest
Year of Release:1977Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1977:93Rank Score:317
Rank in 1970s939Overall Rank:5,364
Average Rating:  75/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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940.

Falso BrilhanteBrazil Elis Regina
Year of Release:1976Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1976:82Rank Score:317
Rank in 1970s940Overall Rank:5,367
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 109 11%
1971 104 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 110 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 83 8%
1977 98 10%
1978 108 11%
1979 92 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Neil Young 8 1%
Kiss 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 394 39%
United States 370 37%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
Brazil 19 2%
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