Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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1978 year summaryThe best artists of 1978 were Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Elvis Costello, The Cars, Van Halen, Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, The Rolling Stones, Big Star and Pere Ubu.
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1978
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6,790
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4,149
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2,810
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2,707
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2,640
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2,377
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1,448
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Total albums: 209. Page 1 of 21

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Culture 4 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
999 3 0%
Woody Shaw 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 378 38%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Jamaica 56 6%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
France 35 4%
Canada 34 3%
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Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
6. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
10. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
11. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
12. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
13. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
14. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Pithecanthropus Erectus by Charles Mingus
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