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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.
19701,207375,224 Paranoid (77th)
by Black Sabbath
19711,218516,809 Led Zeppelin IV (9th)
by Led Zeppelin
19721,278387,486 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stard... (16th)
by David Bowie
19731,274435,317 The Dark Side Of The Moon (2nd)
by Pink Floyd
19741,167173,313 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (211th)
by Genesis
19751,266369,573 Wish You Were Here (13th)
by Pink Floyd
19761,200193,843 Songs In The Key Of Life (137th)
by Stevie Wonder
19771,188370,280 Rumours (32nd)
by Fleetwood Mac
19781,192188,588 Darkness On The Edge Of Town (175th)
by Bruce Springsteen
19791,184348,449 London Calling (15th)
by The Clash
Total12,1743,358,883

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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951.

Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Jim Croce
Year of Release:1974Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1974:93Rank Score:270
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,383
Average Rating:  80/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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952.

Dancing In The Dragon's JawsCanada Bruce Cockburn
Year of Release:1979Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1979:83Rank Score:270
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,384
Average Rating:  73/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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953.

Burnt Weeny SandwichUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1970:105Rank Score:269
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,400
Average Rating:  77/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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954.

Ralf und FlorianGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1973Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1973:103Rank Score:266
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,429
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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955.

La Grasa De Las CapitalesArgentina Serú Girán
Year of Release:1979Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1979:84Rank Score:266
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,433
Average Rating:  73/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

MisfitsUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1978Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1978:105Rank Score:265
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,453
Average Rating:  72/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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957.

Living In The 70sAustralia Skyhooks
Year of Release:1974Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1974:94Rank Score:265
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,455
Average Rating:  72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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958.

Exotic Birds And FruitUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1974Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1974:95Rank Score:264
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,459
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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959.

ToddUnited States Todd Rundgren
Year of Release:1974Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1974:96Rank Score:264
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,462
Average Rating:  74/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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960.

Teenage HeadUnited States The Flamin' Groovies
Year of Release:1971Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1971:103Rank Score:264
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,471
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 106 11%
1971 106 11%
1972 104 10%
1973 107 11%
1974 100 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 81 8%
1977 97 10%
1978 111 11%
1979 89 9%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 11 1%
Frank Zappa 10 1%
Genesis 9 1%
Kiss 9 1%
Pink Floyd 9 1%
Elton John 8 1%
The Rolling Stones 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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