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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57,024
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1972
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26,446
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1972
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22,722
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1972
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16,148
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1972
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14,350
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1972
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12,655
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1972
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7,585
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6,732
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1972
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6,705
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6,051
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1972 composition

Country Albums %


United States 424 42%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Germany 69 7%
Brazil 38 4%
Italy 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
France 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 952 95%
Yes 48 5%
Live? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Love
16. Van Morrison
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. The Zombies
20. Miles Davis
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