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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 35,000 greatest album charts.

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

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,238 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:93,191
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,492 votes)
Comments: 213 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,776 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:68,673
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,711 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,489 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:49,198
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,742 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:591 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,576
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  84/100 (756 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:9,164
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  81/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:7,967
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  78/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:7,967
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  78/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,182
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  84/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:6,148
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  80/100 (545 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,636
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  77/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
The Residents 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Sun Ra 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Grant Green 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 332 35%
United Kingdom 256 27%
Germany 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Jamaica 36 4%
France 33 3%
Italy 26 3%
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