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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 30,000 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, Big Star, Kate Bush and Pere Ubu.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:13,795
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  82/100 (762 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:9,060
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  81/100 (598 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:8,488
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  79/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:8,276
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  81/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:7,296
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  80/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,768
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  80/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,621
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:428
Average Rating:  83/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,612
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  80/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,242
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  80/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,119
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  82/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Sun Ra 4 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
999 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 342 40%
United Kingdom 198 23%
Jamaica 41 5%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 34 4%
France 32 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
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