Best Albums of 1979

Listed below are the best albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1979 year summaryThe best artists of 1979 were The Clash, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Gang Of Four, Michael Jackson, Supertramp and AC/DC.
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1979
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44,385
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1979
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35,446
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1979
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29,925
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1979
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7,548
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1979
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5,792
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1979
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5,303
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1979
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5,199
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1979
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5,009
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1979
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4,729
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1979
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2,994
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Frank Zappa 5 0%
Steve Hillage 4 0%
Sun Ra 4 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Arthur Blythe 3 0%
Herbie Hancock 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 353 35%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Germany 40 4%
Jamaica 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
France 33 3%
Brazil 31 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 45 4%
Live? Albums %
No 988 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 99%
Yes 12 1%
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