Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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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50,776
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1972
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22,892
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1972
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20,174
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1972
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14,577
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1972
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13,377
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Year of Release:
1972
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11,349
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Year of Release:
1972
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7,039
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Year of Release:
1972
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6,222
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Year of Release:
1972
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5,911
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1972
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5,659
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 423 42%
United Kingdom 205 20%
Germany 70 7%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Italy 30 3%
France 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 951 95%
Yes 52 5%
Live? Albums %
No 959 96%
Yes 44 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 15 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Kendrick Lamar
11. Nirvana
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. R.E.M.
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Bruce Springsteen
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