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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 29,000 greatest album charts.

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

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:13,232
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  82/100 (741 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:8,915
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  81/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:8,186
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  79/100 (559 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:7,738
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  81/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:6,897
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  80/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,492
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  80/100 (617 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,281
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  82/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,490
Rank in 1970s128Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  80/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,180
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  80/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,063
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  82/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Sun Ra 4 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
999 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 335 40%
United Kingdom 195 23%
Jamaica 41 5%
Canada 34 4%
Germany 33 4%
France 31 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
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