Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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, Steve Reich and Talking Heads.
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1978
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3,043
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2,868
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2,790
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2,628
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2,555
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2,429
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2,330
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2,237
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1,725
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Vangelis 4 0%
999 3 0%
Spirit 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
Bob Dylan 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 364 36%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Jamaica 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Germany 37 4%
Brazil 34 3%
Canada 27 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 953 95%
Yes 47 5%
Live? Albums %
No 954 95%
Yes 46 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of the 1960s
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. Revolver by The Beatles
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
5. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
6. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
7. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
8. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
9. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
10. The Doors by The Doors
11. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
12. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
14. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
15. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
16. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
17. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
18. Forever Changes by Love
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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