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Best Albums of 1972

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1972 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Will The Circle Be UnbrokenUnited States Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Year of Release:1972Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1972:71Rank Score:458
Rank in 1970s725Overall Rank:3,936
Average Rating:  75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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72.

Rock Of AgesCanada The Band
Year of Release:1972Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1972:72Rank Score:449
Rank in 1970s737Overall Rank:3,984
Average Rating:  77/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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73.

Catch Bull At FourUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1972Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1972:73Rank Score:441
Rank in 1970s746Overall Rank:4,046
Average Rating:  75/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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74.

Only Visiting This PlanetUnited States Larry Norman
Year of Release:1972Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1972:74Rank Score:436
Rank in 1970s754Overall Rank:4,090
Average Rating:  68/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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75.

Living In The Past
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United Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1972:75Rank Score:424
Rank in 1970s765Overall Rank:4,172
Average Rating:  79/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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76.

Hot August NightUnited States Neil Diamond
Year of Release:1972Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1972:76Rank Score:423
Rank in 1970s771Overall Rank:4,189
Average Rating:  74/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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77.

Greetings From L.A.United States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1972Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1972:77Rank Score:401
Rank in 1970s791Overall Rank:4,357
Average Rating:  75/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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78.

No SecretsUnited States Carly Simon
Year of Release:1972Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1972:78Rank Score:398
Rank in 1970s800Overall Rank:4,384
Average Rating:  72/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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79.

American GothicUnited States David Ackles
Year of Release:1972Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1972:79Rank Score:385
Rank in 1970s816Overall Rank:4,499
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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80.

Captain BeyondUnited States Captain Beyond
Year of Release:1972Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1972:80Rank Score:384
Rank in 1970s820Overall Rank:4,515
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Deep Purple 6 1%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
Jimi Hendrix 4 0%
James Brown 3 0%
Georges Brassens 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 395 41%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Germany 69 7%
Italy 32 3%
Brazil 31 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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