Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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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157
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157
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1972
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156
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154
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151
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149
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147
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145
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Total albums: 995. Page 16 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 411 41%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Germany 71 7%
Brazil 35 4%
Italy 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 24 2%
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