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Best Albums of 1978

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

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1978 year summaryThe best artists of 1978 were Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Van Halen, The Cars, The Rolling Stones, Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, Pere Ubu and Big Star.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:657 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:15,287
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (883 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:10,218
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  81/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:9,226
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  79/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:9,058
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  81/100 (717 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:8,089
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  81/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:6,188
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  81/100 (725 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:6,136
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  82/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:5,129
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  80/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:5,017
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  81/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,756
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  82/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Sun Ra 4 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
999 3 0%
Woody Shaw 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 374 38%
United Kingdom 208 21%
Jamaica 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 39 4%
France 36 4%
Canada 33 3%
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