Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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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Year of Release:
1978
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18
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1978
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Year of Release:
1978
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1978
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18
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1978
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Rank Score:
18
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1978
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Rank Score:
18
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1978
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Rank Score:
18
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Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1978
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Rank Score:
18
Rank in 1978:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1978
Appears in:
Rank Score:
17
Rank in 1978:
Rank in 1970s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1978
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Rank Score:
17
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 42 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Vangelis 4 0%
Woody Shaw 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Spirit 3 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
Bob Dylan 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 364 36%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Jamaica 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 38 4%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 953 95%
Yes 47 5%
Live? Albums %
No 950 95%
Yes 50 5%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
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