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Best Albums of 1972

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 32,000 greatest album charts.

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1972 year summaryThe best artists of 1972 were David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Yes, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,128 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:86,323
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,434 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,393 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:52,598
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,745 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,095 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:32,771
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,257 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:907 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:22,625
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,211 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:865 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:20,854
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,084 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:714 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:19,522
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:121
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (925 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:11,000
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  82/100 (683 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:9,667
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  83/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:8,574
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  82/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,143
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  84/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Deep Purple 6 1%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Georges Brassens 4 0%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
Jimi Hendrix 4 0%
Ennio Morricone 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 386 42%
United Kingdom 215 23%
Germany 66 7%
Brazil 32 3%
Italy 31 3%
France 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
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