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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8,301
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1978
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6,337
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1978
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6,153
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1978
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5,855
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1978
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4,905
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1978
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4,593
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1978
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3,372
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1978
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3,356
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1978
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3,111
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1978
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3,068
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Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Vangelis 4 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
999 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 366 37%
United Kingdom 217 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 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. Fleetwood Mac
8. Black Sabbath
9. The Who
10. Genesis
11. Stevie Wonder
12. Bob Dylan
13. Yes
14. Bruce Springsteen
15. Paul McCartney
16. Joni Mitchell
17. Bob Marley
18. Nick Drake
19. Joy Division
20. Queen
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