Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 30 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 418 42%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Germany 71 7%
Brazil 39 4%
Italy 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
France 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 954 95%
Yes 53 5%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 33 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Artists of 1974
1. King Crimson
2. Genesis
3. Neil Young
4. Supertramp
5. Queen
6. Brian Eno
7. Robert Wyatt
8. David Bowie
9. Joni Mitchell
10. Jorge Ben
11. Camel
12. Big Star
13. Sparks
14. Van Morrison
15. Frank Zappa
16. Steely Dan
17. Kraftwerk
18. Deep Purple
19. Roxy Music
20. Richard & Linda Thompson
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