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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 33,000 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, Big Star and Pere Ubu.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:14,484
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:9,470
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  81/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:8,848
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  80/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:8,498
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  81/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:7,726
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  80/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:6,011
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  80/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,505
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  83/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:5,035
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  80/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,568
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  82/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,553
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  81/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 21 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%
The Residents 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 362 39%
United Kingdom 205 22%
Jamaica 45 5%
Germany 35 4%
France 34 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Canada 31 3%
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