Best Albums of 1979

Listed below are the best albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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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49,795
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1979
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41,092
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1979
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32,869
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1979
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6,721
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1979
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6,014
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1979
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5,396
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1979
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4,983
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1979
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4,919
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1979
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4,638
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1979
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3,498
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1979 composition

Country Albums %


United States 339 34%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Mixed Nationality 47 5%
Jamaica 44 4%
Germany 41 4%
France 33 3%
Italy 24 2%
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