Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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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Buy album United States
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1972
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1972
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1972
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1972
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2
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1972
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Rank Score:
2
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Average Rating:
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Buy album United States
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  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
1972
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Rank Score:
2
Rank in 1972:
Rank in 1970s:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Buy album United States
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  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
1972
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2
Rank in 1972:
Rank in 1970s:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Buy album United States
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  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
1972
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Rank Score:
2
Rank in 1972:
Rank in 1970s:
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 432 43%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Germany 68 7%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Italy 29 3%
France 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 945 95%
Yes 55 6%
Live? Albums %
No 952 95%
Yes 48 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
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