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 35 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 the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Van Morrison
16. Love
17. Neil Young
18. Charles Mingus
19. The Zombies
20. The Who
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