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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 30,000 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, AC/DC, Michael Jackson and Supertramp.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,054 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:88,735
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,254 votes)
Comments: 196 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,586 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:63,175
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,428 votes)
Comments: 180 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,329 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:44,710
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,521 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:8,545
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  83/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:8,353
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  81/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:7,258
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  78/100 (676 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:7,157
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  77/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:6,287
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  84/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:5,254
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  80/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,168
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  76/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Village People 2 0%
ABBA 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 297 35%
United Kingdom 242 28%
Germany 39 5%
Jamaica 29 3%
France 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Italy 25 3%
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