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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 28,000 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:1,933 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:79,743
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,198 votes)
Comments: 199 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,287 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:49,841
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,603 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,015 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:30,629
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,156 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:818 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:21,231
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,108 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:774 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:19,339
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (988 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:17,811
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:126
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (838 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:9,890
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  82/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:9,128
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  83/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:7,842
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  81/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:6,037
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  83/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 371 42%
United Kingdom 209 24%
Germany 61 7%
Brazil 33 4%
Italy 30 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 23 3%
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