Best Albums of 1979

Listed below are the best albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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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478.
Three Into One
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 48 of 100

Best Albums of 1979 composition

Country Albums %


United States 342 34%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Jamaica 43 4%
Germany 43 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
France 35 4%
Brazil 32 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 958 96%
Yes 42 4%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Pixies
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. R.E.M.
20. Jimi Hendrix
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