Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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, Can and Genesis.
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1972
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116
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Year of Release:
1972
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115
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1972
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114
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1972
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113
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1972
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113
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1972
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112
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1972
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112
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1972
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111
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1972
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110
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1972
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109
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 16 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 419 42%
United Kingdom 207 21%
Germany 71 7%
Brazil 39 4%
Italy 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 953 95%
Yes 50 5%
Live? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 32 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Miles Davis
16. Pixies
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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