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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 27,000 greatest album charts.

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

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,921 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:84,280
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,092 votes)
Comments: 185 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,458 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:59,206
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,219 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,219 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:41,479
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,392 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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4.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:7,979
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  81/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:7,809
Rank in 1970s83Overall Rank:300
Average Rating:  84/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:6,917
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  78/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:6,745
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  77/100 (612 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:5,950
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  84/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:4,758
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  80/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

Metal BoxUnited Kingdom Public Image Ltd.
Year of Release:1979Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:3,654
Rank in 1970s143Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  78/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 2%
Frank Zappa 4 1%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Grant Green 2 0%
Skids 2 0%
Little River Band 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 280 35%
United Kingdom 233 29%
Germany 32 4%
Jamaica 29 4%
France 29 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Italy 22 3%
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