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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:2,298 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,748
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,588 votes)
Comments: 217 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,838 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:69,596
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,820 votes)
Comments: 211 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,535 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:50,262
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,827 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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4.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:610 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,791
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  83/100 (807 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:9,333
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  81/100 (572 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

Off The WallUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1979Appears in:514 charts
Rank in 1979:6Rank Score:8,253
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  79/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Highway To HellAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1979Appears in:455 charts
Rank in 1979:7Rank Score:8,113
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  78/100 (789 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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8.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,599
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  84/100 (676 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:6,356
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  81/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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10.

TuskUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1979Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1979:10Rank Score:4,796
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  77/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 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 345 35%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Germany 45 5%
Jamaica 35 4%
France 33 3%
Italy 25 3%
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