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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, Van Halen, Blondie, 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:599 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:14,409
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  82/100 (813 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:9,229
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  81/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:8,814
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  80/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:526 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:8,394
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  81/100 (655 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:7,570
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  80/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,951
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:417
Average Rating:  80/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,669
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:440
Average Rating:  83/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,975
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  80/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,566
Rank in 1970s131Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  81/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,475
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  82/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 27 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%
Culture 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 361 39%
United Kingdom 204 22%
Jamaica 45 5%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 34 4%
France 33 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
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