Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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1978 year summaryThe best artists of 1978 were Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Elvis Costello, The Cars, Van Halen, Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, The Rolling Stones, Steve Reich and Big Star.
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1978
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10,345
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1978
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6,598
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6,578
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6,505
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1978
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5,351
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1978
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4,968
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1978
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4,063
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1978
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3,553
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1978
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3,526
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Culture 4 0%
Spirit 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
999 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 382 38%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Jamaica 56 6%
Germany 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Canada 36 4%
France 35 4%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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20. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
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