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Best Albums of 1972

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 35,000 greatest album charts.

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1972 year summaryThe best artists of 1972 were David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Yes, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,314 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:93,016
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,657 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,496 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,439
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,861 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,160 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,942
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,373 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:991 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:24,095
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,314 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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5.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:941 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,647
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,166 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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6.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:794 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:21,277
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:117
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,036 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:11,518
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  82/100 (742 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:10,196
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  83/100 (607 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:9,084
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  82/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,491
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  84/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Deep Purple 6 1%
Jimi Hendrix 4 0%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
James Brown 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 395 41%
United Kingdom 221 23%
Germany 69 7%
Italy 32 3%
Brazil 31 3%
France 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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