Best Albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1970s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
19702,040259,883
19712,140328,879
19722,180260,121
19732,066266,639
19741,954139,617
Red (143rd)by King Crimson
19752,109226,029
19762,102150,145
19772,117256,012
19782,161145,496
19792,094212,535
Total20,9632,245,356

The best artists of the 1970s were Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, The Who and Genesis.
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Year of Release:
1979
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5,019
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Year of Release:
1979
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4,965
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Year of Release:
1978
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4,767
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Year of Release:
1979
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4,628
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1978
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4,532
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Year of Release:
1976
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4,523
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Year of Release:
1979
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4,480
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Year of Release:
1971
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Rank Score:
4,340
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1972
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4,291
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1971
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4,262
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 10 of 100

Best Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 107 11%
1971 100 10%
1972 102 10%
1973 108 11%
1974 99 10%
1975 99 10%
1976 90 9%
1977 89 9%
1978 108 11%
1979 98 10%
Artist Albums %


David Bowie 12 1%
Genesis 10 1%
Jethro Tull 9 1%
Electric Light Orchestra 8 1%
Pink Floyd 8 1%
Yes 8 1%
AC/DC 8 1%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 387 39%
United States 371 37%
Canada 43 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 37 4%
Brazil 24 2%
Jamaica 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Live? Albums %
No 939 94%
Yes 61 6%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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