Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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, Talking Heads and Steve Reich.
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Year of Release:
1978
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8,314
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Year of Release:
1978
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6,313
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1978
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6,114
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Year of Release:
1978
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5,862
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1978
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4,911
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1978
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4,597
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Year of Release:
1978
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3,375
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1978
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3,359
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1978
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3,113
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1978
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3,067
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Vangelis 4 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
999 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
Bob Dylan 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 367 37%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Jamaica 47 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 38 4%
Brazil 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 951 95%
Yes 49 5%
Live? Albums %
No 950 95%
Yes 50 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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