Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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1972 year summaryThe best artists of 1972 were David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Yes, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Can and Genesis.
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1972
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59,984
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1972
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27,700
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1972
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23,761
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1972
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16,070
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1972
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15,258
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1972
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13,469
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1972
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7,626
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1972
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7,091
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1972
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6,445
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1972
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6,347
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 420 42%
United Kingdom 208 21%
Germany 68 7%
Brazil 38 4%
Italy 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 949 95%
Yes 52 5%
Live? Albums %
No 967 97%
Yes 34 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 12 1%
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