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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:2,291 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:92,008
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,648 votes)
Comments: 231 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,488 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,038
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,856 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,155 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,766
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,364 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:983 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:23,849
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,306 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:932 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,495
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,163 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:792 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:21,259
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:116
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,027 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:11,490
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  82/100 (740 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:10,198
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  83/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:9,104
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  82/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,445
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  84/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 399 41%
United Kingdom 222 23%
Germany 70 7%
Brazil 31 3%
Italy 30 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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