Best Albums of 1978

Listed below are the best albums of 1978 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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1978 year summaryThe best artists of 1978 were Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Elvis Costello, The Cars, Van Halen, Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, The Rolling Stones, Big Star and Steve Reich.
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1978
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348
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335
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318
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308
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298
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281
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of 1978 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
R. Stevie Moore 5 1%
Culture 4 0%
Elvis Presley 3 0%
Gregory Isaacs 3 0%
AC/DC 3 0%
999 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 377 38%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Jamaica 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Germany 38 4%
France 35 4%
Canada 35 4%
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