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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Year of Release:
1978
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Rank Score:
8,319
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Year of Release:
1978
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6,316
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1978
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6,117
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1978
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5,865
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1978
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4,914
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Year of Release:
1978
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4,600
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Year of Release:
1978
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3,377
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Year of Release:
1978
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3,361
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Year of Release:
1978
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3,111
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1978
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3,069
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 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%
Bob Dylan 3 0%
Culture 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%
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4. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
5. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
9. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
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11. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
12. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
13. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
14. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
15. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
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17. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
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19. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (UK) (1985)
20. The 100 Greatest Rock Albums Of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
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