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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:2,213 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:89,562
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,562 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,436 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:53,304
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,804 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,128 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,050
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,322 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:938 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:23,470
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,265 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:902 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,136
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,131 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:742 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:19,851
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:124
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (979 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:11,056
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  82/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:9,815
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  83/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:8,708
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  82/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,108
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  84/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 391 42%
United Kingdom 219 23%
Germany 66 7%
Brazil 32 3%
Italy 30 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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