Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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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216
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Total albums: 999. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 415 42%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Germany 72 7%
Brazil 35 4%
Italy 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 24 2%
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