Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1978 year summaryThe best artists of 1978 were Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, The Cars, Elvis Costello, Van Halen, Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, The Rolling Stones, Rush and Steve Reich.
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1978
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9,061
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1978
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6,667
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1978
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6,509
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1978
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6,449
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1978
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5,451
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1978
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4,836
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1978
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3,629
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1978
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3,359
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1978
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3,190
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1978
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3,157
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Vangelis 4 0%
Spirit 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
Woody Shaw 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 366 37%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Jamaica 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 36 4%
Brazil 35 3%
Canada 25 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 957 96%
Yes 45 4%
Live? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 40 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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