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Best Albums of 1979

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 30,000 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 And Crazy Horse, Gang Of Four, AC/DC, Michael Jackson and Supertramp.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,035 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:87,797
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,225 votes)
Comments: 194 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,577 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:62,902
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,399 votes)
Comments: 177 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,316 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:44,429
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,506 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:8,552
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  83/100 (639 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:8,235
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  81/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:7,233
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  78/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:7,084
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  77/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:6,280
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  84/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:5,247
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  80/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,162
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  76/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Motörhead 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Edgar Broughton Band 2 0%
Gregory Isaacs 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 297 35%
United Kingdom 242 29%
Germany 38 4%
Jamaica 29 3%
France 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Italy 25 3%
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