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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, Neil Young, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, Gang Of Four, Michael Jackson, AC/DC and Supertramp.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,212 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:92,334
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,473 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,754 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:68,361
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,681 votes)
Comments: 202 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,465 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:48,577
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,724 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:584 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,513
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  84/100 (740 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:455 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:9,014
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  81/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:482 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:7,900
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  78/100 (732 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:7,818
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  78/100 (740 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,145
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  84/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:6,011
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:432
Average Rating:  80/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,470
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  77/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Motörhead 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Sun Ra 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
David Allan Coe 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 329 35%
United Kingdom 255 27%
Germany 43 5%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Jamaica 36 4%
France 33 3%
Italy 25 3%
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