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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1978
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1,571
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1978
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1,377
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1978
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1,306
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1978
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1,293
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1978
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1,155
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1978
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1,129
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1978
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1,126
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1978
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1,126
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1978
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1,071
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1978
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1,058
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 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%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Doolittle by Pixies
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. Disintegration by The Cure
5. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
8. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
9. Thriller by Michael Jackson
10. Closer by Joy Division
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
14. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
19. Murmur by R.E.M.
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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