Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, Can and Genesis.
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1972
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62,856
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1972
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29,171
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1972
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24,317
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1972
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16,259
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1972
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16,030
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1972
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13,917
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1972
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7,413
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1972
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7,258
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1972
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6,680
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1972
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6,371
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 421 42%
United Kingdom 207 21%
Germany 73 7%
Brazil 39 4%
Italy 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 949 95%
Yes 52 5%
Live? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 30 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Pixies
3. Prince
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. The Stone Roses
9. R.E.M.
10. Kate Bush
11. Sonic Youth
12. Bruce Springsteen
13. Michael Jackson
14. Tom Waits
15. Joy Division
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Iron Maiden
18. New Order
19. Rush
20. Talk Talk
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