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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 37,000 greatest album charts.

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

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,281 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,749
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,555 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,816 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:69,224
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,780 votes)
Comments: 207 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,519 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:50,086
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,802 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:600 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,597
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  83/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:9,295
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  81/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:8,214
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  78/100 (765 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:8,093
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  78/100 (777 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,506
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  84/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:6,395
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  81/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,745
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  77/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Sun Ra 4 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Vangelis 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 337 34%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Germany 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Jamaica 36 4%
France 33 3%
Italy 25 3%
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