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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 35,000 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:2,260 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:90,855
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,609 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,472 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,018
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,836 votes)
Comments: 159 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,141 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,143
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,338 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:969 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:23,740
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,290 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:925 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,622
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,142 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:772 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:20,762
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:118
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,003 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:535 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:11,479
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  82/100 (728 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:10,078
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  83/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:8,992
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  82/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,380
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  84/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Deep Purple 6 1%
Elvis Presley 5 1%
Georges Brassens 4 0%
Jimi Hendrix 4 0%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 398 42%
United Kingdom 222 23%
Germany 67 7%
Brazil 31 3%
Italy 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
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