"It's better to burn out than to fade away"

- Neil Young
 

Best Albums of 1972

« View best albums of 1971View best albums of 1973 »

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
1972 year summaryThe best artists of 1972 were David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Neil Young, Yes, Lou Reed, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Can.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: |Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (top 971)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,378 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:95,538
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,752 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,533 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:55,087
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,914 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,196 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:34,996
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,430 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,025 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:24,198
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,360 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
5.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:837 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,996
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,075 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
6.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:957 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:21,782
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,206 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:11,975
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  82/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:10,754
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  83/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:9,414
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  82/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,770
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  84/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Deep Purple 6 1%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
Jimi Hendrix 4 0%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
James Brown 3 0%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 396 41%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Germany 69 7%
Brazil 31 3%
Italy 31 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Show all

« View best albums of 1971View best albums of 1973 »

BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
Privacy We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Buy from your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Copyright © 2005-2019 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map