Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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 69 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
R. Stevie Moore 4 0%
Vangelis 4 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
Woody Shaw 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 365 37%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Jamaica 51 5%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Brazil 37 4%
Germany 33 3%
Canada 27 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 955 96%
Yes 45 5%
Live? Albums %
No 964 96%
Yes 36 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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7. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
8. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
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10. Grace by Jeff Buckley
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17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Pinkerton by Weezer
19. Homogenic by Björk
20. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
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