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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 27,000 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, Big Star, Pere Ubu and Kate Bush.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:12,720
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  82/100 (697 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:8,723
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  81/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:374 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:7,860
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  79/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:7,528
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  81/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:6,380
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  80/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,270
Rank in 1970s102Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  80/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,185
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  82/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,448
Rank in 1970s122Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  81/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:3,841
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  80/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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All Mod ConsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1978Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:3,788
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  79/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Sun Ra 4 0%
Culture 3 0%
Lou Reed 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
999 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 327 41%
United Kingdom 189 24%
Jamaica 41 5%
Canada 32 4%
Germany 30 4%
France 29 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 3%
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