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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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Deceptive BendsUnited Kingdom 10cc
Year of Release:1977Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1977:91Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s951Overall Rank:5,394
Average Rating:  70/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Felona E SoronaItaly Le Orme
Year of Release:1973Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1973:108Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s952Overall Rank:5,395
Average Rating:  76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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953.

Back To FrontIreland Gilbert O'Sullivan
Year of Release:1972Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1972:98Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s953Overall Rank:5,398
Average Rating:  68/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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954.

GumboUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1972Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1972:99Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s954Overall Rank:5,402
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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955.

Chicago IIIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1971Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1971:99Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s955Overall Rank:5,404
Average Rating:  75/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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956.

Shooting At The MoonUnited Kingdom Kevin Ayers
Year of Release:1970Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1970:101Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s956Overall Rank:5,408
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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957.

WatertownUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1970Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1970:102Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s957Overall Rank:5,411
Average Rating:  68/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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958.

Back In The USAUnited States MC5
Year of Release:1970Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1970:103Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s958Overall Rank:5,414
Average Rating:  75/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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L'Enfant Assassin Des MouchesFrance Jean-Claude Vannier
Year of Release:1972Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1972:100Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s959Overall Rank:5,417
Average Rating:  71/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Racional Vol. 1Brazil Tim Maia
Year of Release:1975Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1975:97Rank Score:252
Rank in 1970s960Overall Rank:5,420
Average Rating:  80/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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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