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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 33,000 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:2,144 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:90,424
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,385 votes)
Comments: 203 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,682 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:66,317
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,575 votes)
Comments: 193 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,406 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:46,876
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,625 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,031
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  83/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:8,760
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  81/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:7,693
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  78/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:7,498
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  78/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:6,852
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  84/100 (617 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:5,602
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  80/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,298
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  77/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
The Residents 3 0%
Grant Green 3 0%
Sun Ra 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 317 34%
United Kingdom 251 27%
Germany 40 4%
Jamaica 34 4%
France 33 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Italy 25 3%
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