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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253
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233
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232
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222
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218
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Vangelis 4 0%
Spirit 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
Woody Shaw 3 0%
999 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%
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