Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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1972 year summaryThe best artists of 1972 were David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Neil Young, Yes, Lou Reed, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Can.
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1972
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63,145
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16,014
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15,803
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13,631
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7,657
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7,370
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6,442
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6,309
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 415 42%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Germany 71 7%
Brazil 35 4%
Italy 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 949 95%
Yes 51 5%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
8. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
9. Who's Next by The Who
10. Animals by Pink Floyd
11. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
12. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
13. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
14. Marquee Moon by Television
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. Low by David Bowie
17. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
18. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
19. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
20. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
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