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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 29,000 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:1,993 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:86,635
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,186 votes)
Comments: 190 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,540 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:62,268
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,345 votes)
Comments: 173 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,270 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:42,985
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,474 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:499 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:8,285
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  83/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:8,195
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  81/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:6,948
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  77/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:6,946
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  78/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:6,226
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  84/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:5,120
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  80/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,901
Rank in 1970s142Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  76/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Motörhead 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Joe Jackson 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Gregory Isaacs 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 295 36%
United Kingdom 238 29%
Germany 38 5%
Jamaica 30 4%
France 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Italy 24 3%
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