Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1972 year summaryThe best artists of 1972 were David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Yes, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Can.
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1972
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58,629
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1972
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27,040
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1972
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23,187
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1972
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16,084
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1972
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14,739
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1972
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12,921
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1972
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7,701
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1972
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6,894
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1972
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6,559
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1972
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6,215
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 425 43%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Germany 70 7%
Brazil 38 4%
Italy 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
France 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 950 95%
Yes 50 5%
Live? Albums %
No 965 97%
Yes 35 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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