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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50,120
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1972
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22,608
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1972
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20,139
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1972
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14,443
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Year of Release:
1972
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13,195
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Year of Release:
1972
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11,140
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Year of Release:
1972
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7,089
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Year of Release:
1972
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6,169
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1972
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5,871
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1972
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5,633
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 422 42%
United Kingdom 206 21%
Germany 69 7%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Italy 30 3%
France 25 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 949 95%
Yes 54 5%
Live? Albums %
No 959 96%
Yes 44 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 15 1%
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