Top Ten Albums of the Seventies

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    By: chris
    • 10. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 9. Harvest by Neil Young
    • 8. Live At Leeds by The Who
    • 7. My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
    • 6. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
    • 4. IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
    • 2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
    • 1. London Calling by The Clash

    By: John
    • 10. Dreams by Marshall Tucker Band
    • 9. Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller Band
    • 8. JackRabbit Slim by Steve Forbert
    • 7. Harvest by Neil Young
    • 6. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
    • 5. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
    • 4. Who's Next by The Who
    • 3. Street Corner Talking by Savoy Brown
    • 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Live At Fillmore East by Allman BrothersBand

    By: Rob
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 7. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 6. Van Halen II by Van Halen
    • 5. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
    • 3. IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Physical Grafitti by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Van Halen I by Van Halen

    By: Rafiki from Kenya
    • 10. Gold Rush by Neil Young
      He da man.
    • 9. What's Goin' On by Marvin Gaye
      The sexiest singer of all time.
    • 8. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      If not for Clinton, might be higher on the list.
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
      The seventies reached its pinnacle with this album. Downhill from there.
    • 6. Who's Next by The Who
      Won't Get Fooled Again. Baba O'Reilly. Behind Blue Eyes. Those three songs alone qualify it as one of the best of all time.
    • 5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
      A double album that shines all the way through. How many bands can claim that?
    • 4. Let it Bleed by The Rolling Stones
      Gimme Shelter is one of the greatest songs of all time.
    • 3. Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones
      The ultimate marriage of the blues and rock and roll.
    • 2. Let it Be by The Beatles
      The best swan song ever recorded.
    • 1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
      What's to say?

    By: Jarrett McCall
    • 10. Phantom of the Paradise by Paul Williams
    • 9. All Soul/Funk albums by All Soul/Funk artists
    • 8. Close to the Edge by Yes
    • 7. London Calling by The Clash
    • 6. Trans Europe Express by Kraftwerk
    • 5. Exile on Main Street by Rolling Stones
    • 4. Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 3. All of Devo's albums by Devo
    • 2. Horses by Patti Smith
    • 1. Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell

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    By: Chris Wolfe
    • 10. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
    • 9. Don't Look Back by Boston
    • 8. 2112 by Rush
    • 7. Foreigner by Foreigner
    • 6. The Cars by The Cars
    • 5. Animals by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Van Halen by Van Halen
    • 3. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    • 1. Boston by Boston

    By: Brian Walsh
    • 10. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
    • 9. Q:Are We Not Men A:We are devo by Devo
      should i have put this higher up?
    • 8. Feeding Of The 5000 by Crass
      Pure talantless punk rock mayhem with great politics to back it up.
    • 7. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
      Not as good as the next two TH albums that followed it but still a near masterpiece.
    • 6. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
    • 5. Velvet Underground by Loaded
      Velvet Underground's last album is almost just like a Lou Reed solo album, but better than any of his actual ones.
    • 4. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mar by David Bowie
      Greatest rock 'n roll concept album of all time.
    • 3. Sex Pistols by Never Mind The Bollocks
      Intese and humorous chaotic energy at its best!
    • 2. Radio Ethiopia by Patti Smith
      While most people consider the amazing 'Horses' to be her only masterpiece I believe Radio Ethiopia is probably the most underated album of all time.
    • 1. London Calling by The Clash
      Simply a rock 'n roll masterpiece, using everything the clash learned during the seventies.

    Bowie's Station to Station, Diamond Dogs, and Low. Patti Smith's Horses, AC/DC Highway To Hell, X Ray Spex's Germ Free Adolescents.
    By: Dave
    • 10. A Space Ritual by Hawkwind
      They had some sort of theory about trance states using repeated rhythms, and a theme like Alley Oop in space, plus naked dancers.
    • 9. Rickie Lee Jones by Rickie Lee Jones
      Wasn't Rickie Lee compelling? This is like if you wandered into a bus station and somebody in the station sang an opera about her life story.
    • 8. Live from Deep in the Heart of Texas by Commandy Cody & Lost Planet Airmen
      Best live album ever. 3-4 different vocalists. Steel guitar. Hot licks. Rock and roll.
    • 7. John Prine by John Prine
      Best lyrics. Angel from Montgomery, Illegal Smile, Sam Stone, Hello in There, Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore.
    • 6. Naturally by J. J. Cale
      Not a single wasted note here. J. J. provides the likes of Eric Clapton, Lynnard Skynnard, Poco, etc. with hit songs. Guitar influenced Dire Straits
    • 5. Funhouse by The Stooges
      I think the Doors did L A Woman in the 70's, but Iggy Pop took the torch and actually stayed alive on the edge.
    • 4. A Wizard, A True Star by Todd Rundgren
      The title says it all. Almost too long to fit on a single CD. The medley with I'm So Proud, Ooh Baby Baby, etc is a great tribute.
    • 3. One Nation Under A Groove by Funkadelic
      Must include a Parliament/Funkadelic album. Maybe you have a more representative album?
    • 2. Feats Don't Fail Me Now. by Little Feat
      Another possible best band of the 70's. This album had the most "hits", but any Lowell George will do; Sailing Shoes is awfully good.
    • 1. Aja by Steely Dan
      The best band of the 70's. Pick any album! I don't think that Aja had Skunk Baxter playing, so maybe I should have picked Countdown to Ecstasy.

    By: george
    • 10. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
      The Dead at the top of their game.
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
      These guys at their very best.
    • 8. Led Zepplin by Houses of the Holy
      Not really there best effort but it does include a free seven minute trance you fall into when you listen to the "Rain Song."
    • 7. Bad Company by Bad Company
      This is their best album and who else can sing like Paul Rodgers.
    • 6. Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
      The first time I heard this the cigarette fell from mouth and that point I realized the these four men are some bad motherf******.
    • 5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
      He went from singing great love songs to making "What's Going On" which is one of the most piognant R and B albums of all time/
    • 4. Who's Next by The Who
      Two words "Baba O'Reilly"
    • 3. Harvest by Neil Young
      My favorite Neil Young album and plus you can't go wrong with songs like "Heart of Gold" and "A Man Needs a Maid."
    • 2. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      One of the few albums that has todays teenagers still jamming to.
    • 1. Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      Still to this day one of the most innovative albums of all time.

    Sorry I left out albums like "Blood on the Tracks" or "Let it Bleed" but this is my list and I am sticking to it!
    By: Tina Long
    • 10. Boston by Boston
    • 9. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
    • 8. Magician's Birthday by Uriah Heep
    • 7. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
    • 6. Killer by Alice Cooper
    • 5. Hellbent For Leather by Judas Priest
    • 4. Machinehead by Deep Purple
    • 3. Montrose by Montrose
    • 2. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
    • 1. Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper
      Underrated shock king Alice Cooper with a scary and actuall very diverse album here.

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