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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 33,000 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:2,183 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:88,468
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,525 votes)
Comments: 222 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,421 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:53,065
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,779 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,115 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:32,989
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,297 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:926 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:23,386
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,246 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:888 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,036
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,113 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:735 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:19,865
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:122
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (963 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:515 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:11,008
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  82/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:9,938
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  83/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:8,661
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  82/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,175
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  84/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 388 41%
United Kingdom 219 23%
Germany 66 7%
Brazil 32 3%
Italy 30 3%
France 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
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