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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 30,000 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:2,053 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:84,359
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,339 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,344 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:51,493
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,694 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,072 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:31,952
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,226 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:878 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:22,203
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,170 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:828 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:20,274
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,047 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:693 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:19,046
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:122
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (896 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:10,528
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  82/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:9,434
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  83/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:8,426
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  82/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:6,748
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  84/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 380 42%
United Kingdom 208 23%
Germany 64 7%
Brazil 33 4%
Italy 31 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 22 2%
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