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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 27,000 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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1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,881 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:77,570
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,127 votes)
Comments: 194 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,241 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:48,296
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,564 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:989 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:29,717
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,121 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:793 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:20,379
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:107
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,079 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:19,095
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  83/100 (954 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:616 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:17,436
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:125
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (817 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:9,708
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  82/100 (609 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:8,941
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  84/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:7,879
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:293
Average Rating:  81/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:5,713
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  83/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 358 42%
United Kingdom 204 24%
Germany 60 7%
Brazil 29 3%
Italy 29 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 23 3%
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