Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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1972 year summaryThe best artists of 1972 were David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Nick Drake, Neil Young, Yes, Lou Reed, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Genesis and Can.
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1972
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62,217
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1972
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29,979
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1972
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24,761
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1972
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15,877
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1972
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15,555
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1972
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13,662
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1972
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7,623
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1972
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7,423
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1972
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6,568
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1972
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6,137
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 417 42%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Germany 70 7%
Brazil 35 4%
Italy 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 24 2%
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Best Albums of 1959
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
5. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
7. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
8. The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
9. Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
10. Chega De Saudade by João Gilberto
11. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
12. La Valse À Mille Temps by Jacques Brel
13. Chet by Chet Baker
14. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
15. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
16. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
17. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
18. House Of The Blues by John Lee Hooker
19. Come Dance With Me! by Frank Sinatra
20. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
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