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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, 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:623 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:14,826
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  82/100 (841 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:9,584
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  81/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

Van HalenUnited States Van Halen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1978:3Rank Score:8,890
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  80/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:561 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:8,727
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  81/100 (679 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

The CarsUnited States The Cars
Year of Release:1978Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1978:5Rank Score:8,009
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  80/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:6,104
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  81/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,691
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  83/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:5,026
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  80/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,861
Rank in 1970s130Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  81/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,735
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  82/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 28 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%
999 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
Spirit 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 366 39%
United Kingdom 204 22%
Jamaica 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 36 4%
France 36 4%
Canada 32 3%
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