Best Albums of 1972

Listed below are the best albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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416
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405
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401
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387
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377
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375
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373
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 421 42%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Germany 69 7%
Brazil 38 4%
Italy 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
France 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 951 95%
Yes 49 5%
Live? Albums %
No 965 97%
Yes 35 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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