Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

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1978 year summaryThe best artists of 1978 were Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Van Halen, The Cars, Kraftwerk, The Rolling Stones, Kate Bush, Big Star and Pere Ubu.
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1978
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15,910
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1978
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10,268
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1978
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9,593
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1978
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9,201
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1978
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8,405
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1978
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6,525
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1978
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6,210
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1978
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5,320
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1978
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5,228
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1978
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4,798
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Sun Ra 4 0%
Culture 4 0%
Spirit 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
999 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 379 38%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Jamaica 56 6%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
France 35 4%
Canada 33 3%
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