Best Albums of 1979

Listed below are the best albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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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49,340
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1979
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40,927
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1979
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33,638
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1979
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6,842
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1979
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5,809
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1979
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5,492
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1979
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5,093
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1979
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4,929
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1979
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4,770
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1979
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3,202
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Country Albums %


United States 339 34%
United Kingdom 255 25%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Jamaica 45 4%
Germany 41 4%
France 33 3%
Italy 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 961 96%
Yes 43 4%
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