Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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1972 year summaryThe best artists of 1972 were David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Neil Young, Yes, Lou Reed, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Can.
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1972
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63,158
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1972
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30,109
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25,045
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16,010
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1972
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15,809
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1972
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13,640
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1972
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7,661
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7,359
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1972
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6,453
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6,312
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 416 42%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Germany 71 7%
Brazil 35 3%
Italy 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 952 95%
Yes 50 5%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 15 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
6. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
10. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
11. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
14. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
15. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
16. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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