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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, 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:2,245 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,023
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,506 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,776 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:68,778
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,728 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,504 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:49,663
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,763 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:591 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,534
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  84/100 (760 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:9,188
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  81/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:8,077
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  78/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:7,984
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  78/100 (755 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,188
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  84/100 (650 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:6,171
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  81/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,571
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  77/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Motörhead 3 0%
Sun Ra 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Instant Funk 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 331 35%
United Kingdom 256 27%
Germany 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Jamaica 34 4%
France 33 3%
Italy 25 3%
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