Best Albums of 1979

Listed below are the best albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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 & Crazy Horse, Gang Of Four, Michael Jackson, Supertramp and AC/DC.
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1979
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49,245
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1979
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40,551
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1979
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33,323
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1979
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6,755
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1979
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5,946
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1979
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5,343
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1979
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4,980
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1979
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4,789
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1979
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4,719
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1979
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3,306
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Frank Zappa 5 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
Herbie Hancock 3 0%
Vangelis 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Sugar Minott 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 341 34%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Jamaica 44 4%
Germany 39 4%
France 33 3%
Italy 25 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 959 96%
Yes 42 4%
Live? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 8 1%
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