Top Ten Albums of the Seventies

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    By: Russell
    • 10. Pearl by Janis Joplin
      I so miss Janis. I love you, Babe!!
    • 9. Physical Grafitti by Led Zeppelin
      This album uses virtuosic guitar (can you tell I'm a guitarist?), of course Plant's awesome screech, and Bonzo's percussion to meld their greatist effort of the decade.
    • 8. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
      Super pop album by one of the masters. Catchy, great hooks, some tracks are dated, but that's part of their charm.
    • 7. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
    • 6. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
      Intricate guitar work. Tender lyrics. Ringo. What else is there?
    • 5. Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
      I have met Peter and he is the most humble man in the business, I think. Bravo!
    • 4. Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
      Super group. Super tracks. Four guys found themselves amd then recorded this album. This album holds the entire spectrum of rock.
    • 3. Harvest by Neil Young
      His best work to date. 1972 saw many great albums, but only one by Neil and the tunes still make good sense today. No wonder we still hum along with them.
    • 2. Boston by Boston
      Hard rock found its way into the mainstream with these catchy, radio friendly tracks. A standard for vocalists and guitarists.
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      A must-have for any rock fan or musician. All the elements of great music are represented in this timeless classic and Billion Seller!

    The 70's was a great era fro music. Rock took many strides that still influence us today and will for a long time. Can we really limit the top 10 to only 10? We are who we are today because of the sounds created by the artists of that day. When we invent time travel, I'm going back to listen again for the first time and this time I won't miss so much.
    By: Mitch Miller
    • 10. Crystal Ball by Styx
      Northern whup ass rock at its finest. Although in all honesty this was the album Tommy Shaw joined them on and he was from Alabama. Sigh...
    • 9. Gimme Back My Bullets by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Southern whup ass rock at its finest.
    • 8. Naturally by Three Dog Night
      Say what you want about these guys, but they sure knew how to pick (and then sing) a song!!!
    • 7. Zuma by Neil Young
      "Cortez the Killer" is the best Young cut of all time. Well, in my book anyway.
    • 6. Souveniers by Dan Fogelberg
      Some say Dan was a light weight. But don't say that around me.
    • 5. Animals by Pink Floyd
      I loved "Dark Side of the Moon", but I loved this album even more.
    • 4. Song For America by Kansas
      prog rock did not belong only to the Brits. A classic for all time.
    • 3. Live At Fillmore East by Allman Brothers Band
      the greatest live album ever made.
    • 2. 2112/Farewell To Kings/Hemispheres by Rush
      I know it's 3 albums but they were intended as a "future earth" trilogy by Neil and the boys. Simply breathtaking.
    • 1. Presence by Led Zeppelin
      Why do so many people overlook this album????

    Any list (including mine) that purports to be a Top 10 is so full of bullmalarkey it's not funny. I'm sorry, but you can't compartmentalize a whole decade of great music in to 10 selections...but, I had a blast trying and had a great time reading everybody else's lists. You guys rock!!!
    By: Mark Whitby
    • 10. Definitely Maybe by Oasis
    • 9. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
    • 8. Never Mind the Bollocks by The Sex Pistols
    • 7. The Carpenters by The Carpenters
    • 6. Face The Music by Elestric Light Orchestra
      Timeless Classics will never be out of Date Equivalent to Beethoven for Longevity
    • 5. The Division Bell by Pink floyd
      Nearly as good as DSOTM
    • 4. Boston by Boston
      Pure clas technically brilliasnt
    • 3. Genesis by Trick Of The Tail
      Unbelievable imagination and spine tingling music
    • 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      Great meaningful lyrics works in every way harmony melody depth and adds that question about life and its meaning
    • 1. Out Of The Blue by Electric Light Orchestra
      Pure Harmony musical genius melodies that just totally detatch you from reality The greatest Album of all time no dought

    By: Chad
    • 10. Van Halen by Van Halen
    • 9. Boston by Boston
    • 8. Fragile by Yes
    • 7. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 5. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 4. Hemispheres by Rush
    • 3. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 2. IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Who?s Next by The Who

    By: ?ukasz
    • 10. 'Led Zepelin I' by Led Zeppelin
      My girl love it!!!
    • 9. 'The Wall' by Pink Floyd
      A special album for people from East Europe.
    • 8. 'Aqualung' by Jetro Tull
      Very hard rock album!!! I love it!
    • 7. 'Led Zeppelin III' by Led Zeppelin
      That's the best blues/rock album in rock history!!!
    • 6. 'Abraxas' by Santana
      For me it's the best album made by Santana and his band.
    • 5. 'Machine Head' by Deep Purple
      What can i say?! This album contain a hard rock anthem SMOKE ON THE WATER!!
    • 4. 'Paranoid' by Black Sabbath
      Riffs from this album are incredible!!!!(Iron Man, Paranoid)
    • 3. 'Led Zeppelin II' by Led Zeppelin
      It's my favourite L.Z. album. It ROCKS!!!!
    • 2. 'In Rock' by Deep Purple
      Child In Time
    • 1. 'Made in Japan' by Deep Purple
      The best Live album ever made!!!!

    As you can see i am a big Deep Purple fan. I love a hard rock music. Sometimes music give a hope for a better tomorrow. And music of 70s give me that hope every day!!
    By: Courteney Bing
    • 10. Jermaine by Jermaine Jackson
    • 9. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
    • 8. Moving Violation by The Jackson 5
    • 7. Dancing Machine by The Jackson 5
    • 6. Looking Through The Windows by The Jackson 5
    • 5. Goin Back To Indiana by The Jackson 5
    • 4. Maybe Tomorrow by The Jackson 5
    • 3. Third Album by The Jackson 5
    • 2. ABC by The Jackson 5
    • 1. Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 by The Jackson 5

    By: Kevin
    • 10. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon
    • 8. Larks' Tongue In Aspic by King Crimson
    • 7. LA Woman by The Doors
    • 6. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Quadrophenia by The Who
    • 4. Close To The Edge by Yes
    • 3. Trilogy by Emerson, Lake, & Palmer
    • 2. Benefit by Jethro Tull
    • 1. Meddle by Pink Floyd

    By: mike b
    • 10. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
      over the hills and far away along with no quater and the ocean make this led zeppelin album one of the greatest of all time.
    • 9. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
      a great 2 disc album with kashmir and houses of the holy, sure to be a top ten-ner.
    • 8. Lynard Skynard by Lynard Skynard
      it was between this and second helping, but i like lynard skynard's lynard skynard more.
    • 7. A Night At The Opera by Queen
      without my favorite queen song (Bohemian Rhapsody)this album wouldn't be as good as it is
    • 6. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
      a very underated album, with hard rocks songs like immagrant song, yet soft songs like thank you.
    • 5. Aerosmith by Aerosmith
      aerosmith's first album with many good songs including dream on and walkin the dog
    • 4. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
      great album with great songs, i just dont really like the green color for the cover, but that doesnt stop it from being a great album.
    • 3. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
      a very close third, great songs from ramble on, to heartbreaker, this album kick butt!
    • 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      great great album, yet i personaly think led zeppelin
    • 1. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
      how can this not be number one, dont get me wrong dark side of the moon was great, but how can u compete with stairway to heaven, when the levee brakes, rock n roll, black dog, going to californa, misty mountain hop, and other great songs by led zeppelin.

    By: Mark Edmonds
    • 10. The Roches by The Roches
      The female Michael Hurley.
    • 9. Pure Mania by The Vibrators
      What a hoot!
    • 8. Squeezing Out Sparks by Graham Parker
      After this, his tinder was permanently wet.
    • 7. Every Picture Tells A Story by Rod Stewart
      There is no way that the post-Britt (etc. etc.) Rod is the same guy who made this album. No way.
    • 6. Ian Hunter by Ian Hunter
      Better than any Mott album; Mick Ronson proves he invented glam crunch guitar.
    • 5. Sail Away by Randy Newman
      Gershwin and Berlin roll over to make room.
    • 4. Into The Music by Van Morrison
      Rock's greatest voice.
    • 3. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
      I see God during "Cortez the Killer".
    • 2. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
      Angry little nerd with a switchblade.
    • 1. London Calling by The Clash
      Of Course.

    BEST DYLAN: "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Soundtrack"
    By: C.S. Barrios
    • 10. One More From The Road by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      always thought "gimme three steps" was kinda dumb but, then again, "tuesday's gone" is the gawd.almighty sh_t, so whaddya do?
    • 9. Colossal Youth by Young Marble Giants
      this one's really hard to believe / it's like Aurora Paralysis meets Stereolab / except it appeared *long* before either.
    • 8. Saint Dominic's Preview by Van Morrison
      great great songs - "listen to the lion" especially - and nothing as annoying as Astral Weeks' "beside you."
    • 7. Juarez by Terry Allen
      my favorite rock opera ('cept it ain't exactly rock / more of the Sound of Lubbock).
    • 6. Lick My Decals Off, Baby by Captain Beefheart
      prolly his best record / has more body than Trout Mask (tastes great too !).
    • 5. Pacific Ocean Blue by Dennis Wilson
      expected a mess of croaky ballads, but this is really a great record (and i don't feel especially guilty preferring it to The Beach Boys Love You or titles by Little Feat and Todd Rundgren).
    • 4. Dark Magus by Miles Davis
      as far as Hed Music goes, this is *far* heddier than most of what you'll find under the Rawk umbrella.
    • 3. More A Legend Than A Band by The Flatlanders
      released on 8 TRACK ONLY in 1972 or so. flying-saucer old-time str8 outta Lubbock !
    • 2. Vintage Violence by John Cale
      wears better than Paris 1919 / "charlemagne" one of his best songs.
    • 1. (IV) by Led Zeppelin
      so good we can even forgive the Romance of Fascism implied in the Caddy Escalade commercials...

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