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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 35,000 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, Pere Ubu and Rush.
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1.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:14,798
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (851 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:9,708
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:280
Average Rating:  81/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:8,998
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  80/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:565 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:8,782
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  81/100 (685 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:8,199
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  81/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:6,125
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  81/100 (699 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,861
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  83/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,910
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  81/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,893
Rank in 1970s130Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  80/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,605
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  82/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 31 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%
Woody Shaw 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
Spirit 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 368 39%
United Kingdom 208 22%
Jamaica 45 5%
France 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 32 3%
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