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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50,755
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1972
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22,883
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1972
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20,166
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1972
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14,572
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1972
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13,373
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1972
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11,345
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1972
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7,036
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1972
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6,219
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1972
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5,909
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1972
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5,657
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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 Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
13. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
14. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
15. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
18. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
19. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
20. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
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