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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48,237
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1979
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39,020
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32,840
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7,297
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1979
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5,857
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1979
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5,499
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1979
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5,332
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4,971
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4,905
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1979
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Country Albums %


United States 346 35%
United Kingdom 255 25%
Germany 44 4%
Jamaica 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
France 33 3%
Brazil 32 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 958 96%
Yes 44 4%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 5 0%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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