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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 28,000 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:509 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:12,820
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  82/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:8,752
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  81/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:8,049
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  79/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:455 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:7,612
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  81/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:6,703
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  80/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,351
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  80/100 (600 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,245
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  82/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,478
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  80/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,039
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  82/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,008
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  80/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 18 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%
The Residents 3 0%
999 3 0%
Buzzcocks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 335 40%
United Kingdom 194 23%
Jamaica 41 5%
Canada 34 4%
Germany 32 4%
France 30 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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