Top Ten Albums of the Seventies

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    By: dave
    • 10. IV by Led Zepplin
      Page and Plant at their best.
    • 9. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Tommy Ionni on guitars made this album the best of its genre.
    • 8. Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
      Peak of his duets with Mick Ronson.
    • 7. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
      Dual lead guitars and soulful lyrics, these guys were hot!
    • 6. Teaser by Tommy Bolin
      Tragic, Tommy Bolin was a fabulous guitar player.
    • 5. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
      One of the great rock albums of our time.
    • 4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Elton John at his peak. Fantastic listen from start to finish.
    • 3. Can't Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan
      Changed the face of rock music, forever.
    • 2. Bridge Of Sighs by Robin Trower
      My favorite album of all time, wow!
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      Sustained potheads from the 70's to the new millenia...

    By: Heather
    • 10. The Doors Greatest Hits by The Doors
      Released later, not in the 70's, but definetly one of the best albums of all time. It has all of the hits from LA Woman, Morrison Hotel, etc.. i love it.
    • 9. War by War
      You just have to love "Lowrider", made famous mostly by the movie Cheech & Chong: Up in Smoke.
    • 8. Are You Experienced? by Jimmi Hendrix
      I love all of the songs on this album. Hendrix guitar accents the lyrics so well!
    • 7. Van Halen by Van Halen
      Van Halen is a god. I dig the guitar!
    • 6. Tapestry by Carol King
      I love this album! I play it all the time! Kings' voice is so enchanting.
    • 5. Morrison Hotel by The Doors
      Many people thought Jim Morrison was a drunken bafoon when in actuality he was pure genius. This album is a great example of his outrageous being.
    • 4. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
      Who doesn't love Zeppelin? I love the guitar on this album.
    • 3. The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Definetly a good album to listen to on the weekends...the DVD is great too.
    • 2. Moondance by Van Morrison
      I listened to this in my moms car one day and fell in love! great love songs.
    • 1. LA Woman by The Doors
      one of the best albums put out by the Doors! I play it all the time!

    i love the 70's!
    By: Robert Thomas
    • 10. Madman Across The Water by Elton John
    • 9. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
    • 8. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
    • 7. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
    • 6. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Argus by Wishbone Ash
    • 4. Harvest by Neil Young
    • 3. Close To The Edge by Yes
    • 2. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd

    By: Curtis Cowan
    • 10. Abbey Road by Beatles
      Technically 1969 - but so close to 1970.I had to include it here. Side two is total concept genius. Lennon and McCartney are always fantastic.
    • 9. Tapestry by Carole King
      Every song is a winner.One of my all time favorite albums.
    • 8. Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
      Another live LP - but it's really the only thing Mr.Frampton is remembered for The voice box guitar solos are so cool.
    • 7. Billion Dollar Babies by Alice Cooper
      This one put Alice on the map.
    • 6. American Woman by The Guess Who
      Just a cool LP. One of my first to get.Still love it.
    • 5. Hot Rocks by The Stones
      Even tho it's a greatest hits album.For Stones fans this one gets a place as one of the best of the best albums ever.
    • 4. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      The ultimate concept album of the 70's. Sgt.Pepper gets it for the 60's.
    • 3. Aloha From Hawaii by Elvis Presley
      Whether your an Elvis fan or not-this album was in everyone's collection.
    • 2. Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      A double album with such variety from reggae to rock to pop.
    • 1. Venus and Mars by Wings
      Everything Paul does was good.But I just love this one.

    I love all these albums and more.I love music so much,it's now (the last 15 years) what I do for a living. More specifically I do an Elvis act (young elvis) and also book tribute acts My site is Check it out. It's called Legendary Rockers Promotions.
    By: al
    • 10. The Ramones by The Ramones
      This band changed popular music forever.
    • 9. Unkown Pleasures by Joy Division
      Stark and beautiful. Moving and poignant.
    • 8. The Wailers by Catch A Fire
      A legend is born.
    • 7. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
      They set the course for the hedonism of the 70's with this belter. Standouts: The funky Brown Sugar and the beautiful Moonlight Mile.
    • 6. Bob Dylan by Blood On The Tracks
      The most mournful album Bob made. Excellent.
    • 5. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      The title track, written in 10 minutes as filler to biuld the albums time. The greatest filler song ever. Metallers would have to wait until Mettalica for their rivals to Sabbath's crown.
    • 4. Never Mind The Bollcoks, Here's The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
      A wake up call to everyone in 77. Anarchy In The UK was the best single to be releases in the 70's.
    • 3. Who's Next by The Who
      Simply awesome and extremley innovative. The synth on Baba O'Riley still sounds fresh today as the day it was created.
    • 2. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
      This album was so important at the time. Plus, its got Stairway To Heaven. Nuff said.
    • 1. London Calling by The Clash
      One of Britan's greatest bands show the world they know no boundaries. Highlights: the ominous title track, the drunken singalong of Rudie Can't Fail and their most underrated song ever in The Card Cheat.

    By: David Zurakowski
    • 10. Close To You by Carpenters
    • 9. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
    • 8. Exile On Main Street by The Rolling Stones
    • 7. Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes
    • 6. Donna Summer by Endless Summer
    • 5. Who's Next by The Who
    • 4. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
    • 2. Tapestry by Carole King
    • 1. What's Going On? by Marvin Gaye

    By: joseph garty
    • 10. Aja by Steely Dan
    • 9. All Mod Cons by The Jam
    • 8. Paris 1919 by John Cale
    • 7. Animals by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Berlin by Lou Reed
    • 5. If I Could Only Remember My Name. . . by David Crosby
    • 4. London Calling by The Clash
    • 3. After The Goldrush by Neil Young
    • 2. Closing Time by Tom Waits
    • 1. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan

    By: Kayleigh Vincent
    • 10. Finally Words by Kayleigh Vincent
    • 9. Sabbotage by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Abbey Road by The Beatles
    • 7. David Gilmour by David Gilmour
    • 6. Obscured By Clouds by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 4. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Guess! Pink Floyd
    • 3. Meddle by Pink Floyd
      this is such a chilled album it's so good to listen to when your stoned!
    • 2. Animals by pink floyd
    • 1. The Wall by Pink Floyd
      PInk Floyd are my favourite band. The Wall is the best album to listen to when your drunk!

    By: george
    • 10. YES by Close To The Edge
      seasons WILL pass you by
    • 9. Csn&y by Deja Vu
      a toss-up w/Neil Young's "after the goldrush "but nobody harmonizes like crosby @ nash "teach your chil-ren" and "Our house"
    • 8. Boston by Boston
      gonna hitch a ride head for the other side {always takes me away]
    • 7. Jethroe Tull by Aqualung
      the dayglow pirate sings at last
    • 6. James Taylor by Sweet Baby James
      the grass there's overgrown [yes l know]
    • 5. Uriah Heep by Demons And Wizards
      this under-rated album deserves a mention
    • 4. Ramones by Rocket To Russia
      Rockaway Beach is a rock masterpiece and We're a happy family is a rap masterpiece
    • 3. Cars by Cars
    • 2. Let It Be by Beatles
      Phil Spector did a great job after all
    • 1. Ramones by Ramones
      these guys were dead serious

    my apologies for leaving out boston ,dark side of the moon,Cat stevens 'teaser and the firecat ' the YES album and Who's next
    By: Ad
    • 10. Van Halen by Van Halen
    • 9. Aerosmith by Toys In The Attic
    • 8. Emerson, Lake And Palmer by Brain Salad Surgery
    • 7. Thin Lizzy by Jailbreak
    • 6. Jethro Tull by Stand Up
    • 5. Fleetwood Mac by Rumours
    • 4. Queen by A Night At The Opera
    • 3. Led Zeppelin by Physical Graffiti
    • 2. Yes by Close To The Edge
    • 1. Pink Floyd by Dark Side Of The Moon

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