Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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1970s decade summary
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.
19701,516279,659
19711,556370,225
19721,599291,373
19731,561306,884
19741,449144,367
Red (172nd)by King Crimson
19751,591263,976
19761,503143,954
19771,554282,018
19781,578151,296
19791,558243,575
Total15,4652,477,328

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath and Bruce Springsteen.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 108 11%
1971 99 10%
1972 103 10%
1973 109 11%
1974 95 10%
1975 98 10%
1976 88 9%
1977 94 9%
1978 110 11%
1979 96 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Yes 9 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Jethro Tull 9 1%
Black Sabbath 8 1%
Electric Light Orchestra 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 400 40%
United States 364 36%
Canada 38 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Brazil 24 2%
Jamaica 22 2%
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