Best Albums of 1979

Listed below are the best albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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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46,828
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1979
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37,577
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1979
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31,670
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1979
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7,582
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1979
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5,886
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1979
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5,602
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1979
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5,291
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4,967
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1979
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4,957
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1979
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2,961
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1979 composition

Country Albums %


United States 345 35%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Germany 42 4%
Jamaica 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
France 33 3%
Brazil 32 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 955 96%
Yes 45 5%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Van Morrison
16. Love
17. Neil Young
18. Charles Mingus
19. The Zombies
20. The Who
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