Best Albums of 1979

Listed below are the best albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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43,986
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1979
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35,042
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1979
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29,599
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1979
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7,566
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1979
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5,784
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1979
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5,393
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1979
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5,159
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4,975
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1979
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4,728
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2,969
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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 1%
Steve Hillage 4 0%
Sun Ra 4 0%
Herbie Hancock 3 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Arthur Blythe 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 349 35%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Germany 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Jamaica 38 4%
France 33 3%
Brazil 30 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 956 96%
Yes 44 4%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. Kanye West
16. The Beach Boys
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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