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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 31,000 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:2,082 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:89,285
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,303 votes)
Comments: 199 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,620 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:64,174
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,478 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,354 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:45,536
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,559 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:537 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:8,818
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  83/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:8,461
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  81/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:7,396
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  78/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:7,388
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  78/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:6,433
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  84/100 (594 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:5,259
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  80/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,172
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  76/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Sun Ra 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Grant Green 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 309 35%
United Kingdom 244 27%
Germany 39 4%
Jamaica 32 4%
France 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Italy 25 3%
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