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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 38,000 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
11.

Metal BoxUnited Kingdom Public Image Ltd.
Year of Release:1979Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1979:11Rank Score:4,278
Rank in 1970s147Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  78/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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12.

SpecialsUnited Kingdom The Specials
Year of Release:1979Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1979:12Rank Score:4,029
Rank in 1970s154Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  79/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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13.

Damn The TorpedoesUnited States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:1979Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1979:13Rank Score:3,679
Rank in 1970s166Overall Rank:695
Average Rating:  79/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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14.

Reggatta de BlancUnited Kingdom The Police
Year of Release:1979Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1979:14Rank Score:3,547
Rank in 1970s171Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  78/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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15.

Armed ForcesUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Year of Release:1979Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1979:15Rank Score:3,531
Rank in 1970s173Overall Rank:731
Average Rating:  80/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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16.

The B-52'sUnited States The B-52's
Year of Release:1979Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1979:16Rank Score:3,462
Rank in 1970s174Overall Rank:743
Average Rating:  78/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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17.

Singles Going Steady
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United Kingdom Buzzcocks
Year of Release:1979Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1979:17Rank Score:3,293
Rank in 1970s183Overall Rank:779
Average Rating:  81/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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18.

Setting SonsUnited Kingdom The Jam
Year of Release:1979Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1979:18Rank Score:3,008
Rank in 1970s202Overall Rank:852
Average Rating:  79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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19.

YUnited Kingdom The Pop Group
Year of Release:1979Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1979:19Rank Score:2,734
Rank in 1970s218Overall Rank:917
Average Rating:  78/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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20.

154United Kingdom Wire
Year of Release:1979Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1979:20Rank Score:2,277
Rank in 1970s245Overall Rank:1,092
Average Rating:  80/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Sun Ra 4 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Vangelis 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 349 35%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Mixed Nationality 49 5%
Germany 45 5%
Jamaica 36 4%
France 32 3%
Italy 25 3%
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