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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 28,000 greatest album charts.

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1979 year summaryThe best artists of 1979 were The Clash, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Gang Of Four, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, AC/DC, Michael Jackson and Supertramp.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,965 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:85,713
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,145 votes)
Comments: 189 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,509 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:61,477
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,288 votes)
Comments: 170 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,245 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:42,455
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,444 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:8,202
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  81/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:8,040
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  83/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:6,944
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  78/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:6,831
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  77/100 (630 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:6,053
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  84/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:5,034
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  80/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,767
Rank in 1970s142Overall Rank:574
Average Rating:  76/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Mikey Dread 2 0%
Status Quo 2 0%
The Boys Next Door 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 291 35%
United Kingdom 237 29%
Germany 37 4%
Jamaica 30 4%
France 29 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 3%
Italy 23 3%
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