Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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, Pere Ubu and Talking Heads.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 46 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
R. Stevie Moore 4 0%
Vangelis 4 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
Culture 3 0%
999 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 363 36%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Jamaica 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Brazil 37 4%
Germany 34 3%
Canada 29 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 954 95%
Yes 46 5%
Live? Albums %
No 966 97%
Yes 34 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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9. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
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