Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1978 year summaryThe best artists of 1978 were Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, The Cars, Elvis Costello, Van Halen, Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads and Pere Ubu.
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1978
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9,692
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1978
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6,790
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6,750
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6,671
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1978
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5,520
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5,088
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1978
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3,926
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3,406
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3,324
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3,317
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
R. Stevie Moore 4 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
999 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 366 37%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Jamaica 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Brazil 38 4%
Germany 34 3%
Canada 30 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 957 96%
Yes 44 4%
Live? Albums %
No 968 97%
Yes 33 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 1951
1. Genius Of Modern Music: Volume 1 by Thelonious Monk
2. Masterpieces By Ellington by Duke Ellington
3. Hank Williams Sings by Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
4. Ritual Of The Savage by Les Baxter
5. Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite by Machito
6. On Moonlight Bay by Doris Day
7. Les Paul's New Sound, Vol. 2 by Les Paul & Mary Ford
8. Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano By John Cage by Maro Ajemian
9. Lover Man by Billie Holiday
10. The New Sounds by Miles Davis
11. Judy At The Palace by Judy Garland
12. Harmony Time Vol.2 by The Chordettes
13. Satchmo At Symphony Hall by Louis Armstrong
14. Talking And Drum Solos by Baby Dodds
15. The Great Caruso by Mario Lanza
16. Porgy And Bess by George Gershwin
17. Lullaby Of Broadway by Doris Day
18. I'll See You In My Dreams by Doris Day
19. A Streetcar Named Desire by Alex North
20. Blessed Assurance by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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