Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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, Genesis and Can.
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Year of Release:
1972
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49,744
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Year of Release:
1972
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22,413
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1972
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20,061
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Year of Release:
1972
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14,461
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Year of Release:
1972
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13,093
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Year of Release:
1972
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10,972
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Year of Release:
1972
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7,017
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Year of Release:
1972
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6,132
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Year of Release:
1972
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5,960
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1972
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5,728
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 423 42%
United Kingdom 207 21%
Germany 69 7%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Italy 29 3%
France 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 945 95%
Yes 55 6%
Live? Albums %
No 952 95%
Yes 48 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
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