Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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, Big Star and Talking Heads.
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1978
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1,598
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1,420
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1,373
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1,305
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1,243
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1,225
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1,131
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1,102
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Culture 4 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Judas Priest 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 372 37%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Jamaica 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Germany 39 4%
Canada 33 3%
France 31 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 38 4%
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. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
8. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
9. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
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. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
16. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
17. Forever Changes by Love
18. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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