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  • 1979: Not a bad finish to a great decade!

    It was no early seventies powerhouse, but it did produce many albums that became classics.

    What are the best albums of 1979? BestEverAlbums.com brings together over 50,000 charts and calculates an overall ranking of the best albums of all time. The top ranked albums of 1979 are 1 - London Calling by The Clash, 2 - The Wall by Pink Floyd, 3 - Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, 4 - Fear Of Music by Talking Heads, 5 - Entertainment! by Gang Of Four, 6 - Off The Wall by Michael Jackson, 7 - Breakfast In America by Supertramp, 8 - Highway To Hell by AC/DC, 9 - Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and 10 - Tusk by Fleetwood Mac.


    My totals for 1979:
    Top 10 - 7
    Top 25 - 12
    Top 50 - 18

    I'll do a seventies decade recap shortly.
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  • #2
    I didn't count how many I had in the top 100, but there is a lot of good albums in there.
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    • #3
      Sorry to disagree, but I would rate it as a pretty weak year. Highlights are:

      #2 Pink Floyd - the Wall
      #13 Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes (my favorite of his)
      #42 Dire Straits - Communique
      #55 Rickie Lee Jones

      There are some other decent albums I have a few songs from.
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      • #4
        Theres WAY more than that :

        Just in the top 10:

        London Calling
        The Wall
        Highway to Hell
        Off the Wall
        Rust never Sleeps
        Breakfast in America
        Tusk

        Also in 1979:

        Damn the Torpedos
        B-52s
        In though the Out Door
        Communique
        Van Halen II
        Rickie Lee Jones
        The Long Run
        Survival
        Get the Knack
        Deguello
        Joe's Garage
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