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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215
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Vangelis 4 0%
Woody Shaw 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
Spirit 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 365 36%
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 956 96%
Yes 45 4%
Live? Albums %
No 961 96%
Yes 40 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 8 1%
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. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
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. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
20. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
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