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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 38,000 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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1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,421 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:96,474
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,808 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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2.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,561 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:55,259
Rank in 1970s9Overall Rank:32
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,956 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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3.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,223 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:35,950
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,463 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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4.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,045 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:24,492
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:104
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,384 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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5.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:862 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:22,486
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:114
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,108 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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6.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:977 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:22,213
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,229 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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7.

Machine HeadUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1972Appears in:595 charts
Rank in 1972:7Rank Score:12,180
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  82/100 (792 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:472 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:11,129
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  83/100 (653 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

FoxtrotUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1972Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1972:9Rank Score:9,681
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  82/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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10.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:8,277
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  84/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1972 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Deep Purple 6 1%
Elvis Presley 5 1%
Jimi Hendrix 4 0%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
Ray Barretto 3 0%
James Brown 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 406 41%
United Kingdom 224 23%
Germany 71 7%
Brazil 34 3%
Italy 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 24 2%
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