Top Ten Albums of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 70s?
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By: Daniel Sandvik
- 10. 52'nd street by Billy Joel
After the success with 'The Stranger' Joel was confident enough to record this masterpiece just one year later. Best song - Zanzibar
- 9. Arrival by Abba
A very solid album. Best song - My Love, My Life
- 8. Tumbleweed Connection by Elton John
Fantastic songwriting. Not a hitalbum, nevertheless very strong. Best track - My Father's Gun
- 7. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
I don't regard this as a triple-album because the "jam-record" is crap. But the two first includes some terrific songs such as My Sweet Lord, What Is Life and Art Of Dying. Best song - Art Of Dying
- 6. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
Many would say Ziggy Stardust, but this one got Life On Mars! Best Song - Life On Mars (Along with Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road the best ever written)
- 5. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
I'm really not a metal-fan, but this one is impossible to resist. Best song - Iron Man
- 4. Emitt Rhodes by Emitt Rhodes
The guy who, in the early 70s wrote the music everybody expected Paul McCartney to write. Unfortunately he never reached a big audience. Best track - Promises I've Made
- 3. Don't Shoot Me. I'm Only The Piano Player by Elton John
Elton at his peak. 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' may compete with hitsongs, but it contains too many poor songs. This one doesn't. Best song - Daniel
- 2. The Stranger by Billy Joel
Every track is a hit. Listen to the vocals on Just the way you are. Breathtaking! Best track - Scenes From An Italian Restaurant.
- 1. Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Simon & Garfunkel
Outstanding songwriting by Simon. Best track - The Only Living Boy In New York.
- 10. Who's Next by The Who
- 9. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
- 8. The Stranger by Billy Joel
- 7. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
- 6. Madman Across The Water by Elton John
- 5. Cosmo's Factory by C.C.R.
- 4. Hot Rocks by Rolling Stones
- 3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
- 2. Tapestry by Carole King
- 1. Hotel California by Eagles
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- 10. Atom Heart Motner by P Floyd
- 9. White Album by Beatles
- 8. Meddle by P.floyd
- 7. Wish You Were Here by P.floyd
- 6. Rumours by F.mac
- 5. The Wall by P.floyd
- 4. Who?s Next by Who
- 3. Revolver by Beatles
- 2. Dark Side Off The Moon by P.floyd
- 1. Animals by Pink Loyd
- 10. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols by The Sex Pistols
Not the most gifted of musicians, the Sex Pistols nevertheless captured the attitude of punk the best: loud, out of control, pissed off, and almost totally incoherent.
- 9. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Who can argue with one of the best-selling LPs of the 70s?
- 8. Machine Head by Deep Purple
A great exercise in classic guitar rock; "Child In Time" is one of the most haunting tunes I've ever heard.
- 7. A Night At The Opera by Queen
Features one of the greatest rock operas, "Bohemian Rhapsody".
- 6. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
My favourite Rolling Stones album. They achieved an artistic peak with their brand of rhythm n' blues, best exemplified by this LP.
- 5. Destroyer by Kiss
Many don't like Kiss, but they were so spectacular visually - this album deserves top ten status just because of the cover art and the ballad "Beth".
- 4. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
What can I say? Led Zeppelin made really good records. "Dy'er Mak'er" and "Over the Hills" are the best tracks.
- 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
A great album, the only version of country rock/folk that I like.
- 2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
Not a big fan of Floyd's style, but this is one monster of an album. Not the happiest of music, it captures perfectly feelings of loneliness, madness, and drug addiction. This LP almost takes the Number One spot, but its too damn dark and depressing.
- 1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/Four Symbols) by Led Zeppelin
The best selling act of the decadent 70s, this album contains "Stairway..", the most played song in rock. Other great tunes include "Rock n' Roll", "Black Dog", and "Four Sticks".
Other notables: Peter Frampton's live album, Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin, Boston by Boston, and Let it Be by the Beatles.
- 10. Pink Floyd by Dak Side Of The Moon
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- 9. Pink Floyd by The Wall
- 8. Get-Yer Ya Ya's Out by The Rolling Stones
- 7. One More From The Road by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 6. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
- 5. Van Halen by Van Halen
- 4. Who's Next by The Who
- 3. II by Led Zeppelin
- 2. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
- 1. Exile On Mainstreet by The Rolling Stones
- 10. Meddle by Pink Floyd
- 9. Close To The Edge by YES
- 8. Another Green World by Brian Eno
- 7. Time And A Word by YES
- 6. Foxtrot by Genesis
- 5. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
- 4. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
- 3. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
- 2. Relayer by YES
- 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
- 10. Take You're Pick by David Bowie
"Space Oddity", "Ziggy Stardust", all great. He can't make a bad song.
- 9. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
This album defined a generation. Very trippy. And the Wizard of Oz thing really works!
- 8. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
The best band ever. Period.
- 7. Anything by Cheap Trick
A great band. Anything they put out will be golden. "Surrender" and "Dream Police" are classics of this and any generation.
- 6. Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf
The best male vocalist ever. Definately one of the best albums ever.
- 5. Boston by Boston
The greatest of arena rock. Boston kicks!
- 4. London Calling by The Clash
The Clash allowed punk bands to stray very far from their faced-paced roots. Their mix of political punk and reggae paved the way for such modern bands as Rage Against the Machine and Bad Religion.
- 3. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
In the time of hippy folk rock came Zeppelin. The first album had some amazing vocals and Jimmy Page is as close to a god as one could get. If you don't have this album, GET IT!
- 2. Van Halen by Van Halen
Eddie set the standard for all shredders, past and present. "Eruption" and "Atomic Punk" are the proof.
- 1. Masters Of Reality by Black Sabbath
THE most amazing guitar riffs I ever heard. Long live Tony Iommi!
By: Tommy Mattheisen
- 10. Electric Warrior by T Rex
classic track "Cosmic Dancer" A wonderful album. Slider is good too
- 9. After The Goldrush by Neil Young
classic track "Don't let it bring you down" My favorite Neil Young album, but check out his solo debut, an excelent and a very underated album.
- 8. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
classic track "Sweet Jane" Not as good as The Velvet Underground and Nico ,but you can't beat tracks like " Oh! Sweet Nothin'", "Rock and Roll", and "Sweet Jane"
- 7. Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
classic track "Sub-Mission" The only great album from the Sex Pistols, but deffenitly one of my favorites.
- 6. Led Zepplin III by Led Zepplin
classic track "Bron Yr Aur Stomp" Actually my favorite Led Zepplin album is Led Zepplin II, but this is still a great album.
- 5. Darkside Of The Moon by Pink Floid
classic track "The Great Gig in the Sky" The essential Pink Floid album
- 4. Damned Damned Damned by The Damned
classic track "Feel the Pain" This is the only album I really liked by The Danmed, but it's full blown punk rock at its best.
- 3. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
classic track "Search and Destroy" The stooges debut and Fun House were good, but Raw Power blew me away with it's awsomeness.
- 2. London Calling by The Clash
classic track "Rudie can't fail" The clash were great, they brought a lot of culture to the punk scene, I didn't think they could beat their debut, but London Calling Proves that The Clash is a superb band.
- 1. Exile On Main St. by Rolling Stones
classic track "Rocks off" The essential 70's album, as well as the Rolling Stones's.
- 10. Grease Sound Track by Various Artists
NOT ONLY A GREAT MOVIE BUT A GREAT SOUND TRACK AS WELL TO HAVE A MUST FOR 70S MUSIC FANS LIKE MERISSA VALDEZ SHE HAD IT DOWN LOADED SHE LOVES IT TO
- 9. Bestof Friends by Logginsand Missina
I BOUGHT THIS ONE ON CD@ TARGET WHEN MYBROTHER WAS HERE I REALY LIKE IT MY WIFE MICHELLE BARRERA LIKEs IT TO I SENT MY OLDEST BROTHER A BURNT COPY OF IT FOR FATHERS DAY HE REALY ENJOYS IT ALOT TO EVELYN LOVES IT
- 8. Adecadeof Hits 1969/1979 by Almondbrothersband
I LIKE THIS ONE TO ITIS A GREAT CD MY BROTHER JESSE WHEN HE WAS ALIVE BOUGHT THE ALBUM AFTER IT FIRST CAME OUT I HAVE IT ON CD MY OLDESTBROTHER DOSENOT HAVE IT EATHER HE WANTS TO BUEY IT FOR HIM AND EVELYN
- 7. Greatest Hits by Stevemillerband
IF YOU DONT HAVE THIS ONE ON CD GO BY WHERE HOUSEMUSIC TO GET IT AND ASK THEM IF THEY HAVE IT THEN GET IT YOU WILL LIKE I DO MY OLDEST BROTHER DOSENT HAVE IT @ ALL HE TOLD ME TO BURN A COPY FOR HIM TO TAKE HOME WITH HIM TO LISTEN TO WHEN HES @ HOME
- 6. Chicagotwo by Chicago
MY COUSIN MONICA REYNA HAS BEEN TRYING TO FINE IT ON CD BUT SHE CANT ITIS HARD TO FIND ON CD SHE AND HER HUSBAND JESSE SAY THAT THEY WILL KEEP ON LOOKING FOR ME SOME WHERE THEY MIGHT HAVE IT THEN WHEN THEY FIND IT THEY WILL GET IT FOR ME AS SOON AS THEY FIND IT ON CD SOME WHERE THEY HAVE IT
- 5. Abraxas by Santana
ABRAXAS BY SANTANA HAS TO BE ONE OF THE GOOD ALBUMS THAT CAME OUT IN THE 70S I HAVE IT ON CD MY OLDEST BROTHER HAS A BERNT COPY THAT I BERNT FOR HIM
- 4. Minebinder On Ktel by Veriusartests
A COLLICTION OF HITS AND SONGS THAT WAS ON A GREAT ALBUM IF THEY HADALL THE KTEL ALBUMS I HAD ON AN ALBUM ON CD AVALIBAL IWOULD GO BUEYIT RIGHT NOW
- 3. Fleetwoodmack by Fleetwoodmack
AN ALBUM RENA GARCIA HAD WHEN HER MOTHER LIVED THE MASON HOME RENA LIVES IN NOW AFTER RENA GAVE BIRTH TO OUR SON ROCKY WE ENJOYED THEALBUM A LOT
- 2. Countdowntoecstesy by Stellydan
ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS BY STELLYDAN MY GIL FRIEND LENORA LOPEZ HADIT ONCE MY BROTHER HAD IT TO MY OLDEST BROTHER HAS IT ON A CASSET TAPE
- 1. Bandontherun by Paulmmccartneyandwings
A GREAT ALBUM IF YOU HAVE A CD PLAYER BUEY THE CD @ YOUR LOCAL WHEREHOUSE MUSIC TODAY
IF NO BODY HAS THESE TEN ALBUMS ON CD TEL THEM GO TO WHERE HOUSE MUSIC TO LOOK FOR IT AND IF THEY DONT HAVE IT THERE THEN TO GO A MUSIC STORE THAT HAVE IT TO GET IT SENCERLY BOBBY GOMEZ AND MICHELLE BARRERA
By: Big Mendez
- 10. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
Probably underrated due to following on the heels of Ziggy....., but still to this day, I don't think he's bettered this pop/rock fest. Jean Genie.....need I go on ?
- 9. The Rolling Stones by Exile On Main Street
As stones record's go, this was probably their best received by critics and fans alike. The word "filler" was a forgotten memory as this album had classic blues tinged heartbreakers, with pop rock staples. Jobbylicious .....
- 8. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
There's probably nothing I could write about this that people haven't already read, so I'll just summise by saying that this was the soundrack to my college life !
- 7. S/T by Van Halen
The guy took the guitar, turned it on it's head, stuck in a blender with about 1,000,000 watt's of power and a big lump of Kryptonite and what you got was a technique that was unheard of, unthought of and probably unimaginable to anyone else previously. Fresh, energetic and exciting, Eddie Van Halen revolutionised guitar rock, taking what Hendrix did to the next level. No-one, as yet, has taken it further. Add to that the inimitable passion, looks and vaudeville style of the great David Lee Roth and you had an album to rival any other at the time. Simply put, Scorching !
- 6. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
I don't care what anyone else says, this was the first real "Metal" album and deserves more than being remembered as such.
- 5. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
Any album with that title track deserve's to be in everyone's list. Bursting with energy this is The Boss at his heartache/storytelling best, painting still life caricatures of what it was like living in New Jersey.
- 4. Something Anything by Todd Rundgren
"Hello It's Me" is still one of my all time favourite tracks, but this album has much much more that this. "I Saw The Light" was my intro to the technical genius.
- 3. IV by Led Zeppelin
Gatefold sleeve with what looks like Gandalf standing at the top of the Mountain, was probably my earliest memory of my favourite Zep' opus. Every song is a classic, bar none ! Essential for any self respecting music fan.
- 2. S/T by Boston
Mid-'80's Schlitz ad'. Until then I'd never even heard of them, but when my bother bought this on vinyl, I couldn't get enough.
- 1. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
Didn't get into this till my late 20's ( '97+ ) But it just get's better with every play. A true classic !
Elton John, Billy Joel, Yes, Kiss etc...... too many to mention
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