Top Ten Albums of the Seventies

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    By: Dave Fortier
    • 10. Days Of Future Passed by Moody Blues
      Second best concept album ever. Great group and they're still rockin'.
    • 9. Hotel California by Eagles
      Super star line-up. Greatest of the band.
    • 8. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
      Very best of the Beatles Solo Efforts. Great collaboration between George and Phil.
    • 7. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Alot of the best of Sir Elton.
    • 6. Boston by Boston
      Best debut album ever recorded.
    • 5. Bad Company by Bad Company
      Once again...every song rocks.
    • 4. Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
      Second best "LIVE" album. Peter and the band had a great night.
    • 3. Live Bullet by Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band
      Best "Live" album recorded!
    • 2. Led Zeppelin IV (runes) by Led Zeppelin
      Every song is a classic!!!
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      One of the best concept albums ever. A solar eclipse sound-track!

    By: jim boyd
    • 10. Tapestry by Carole King
    • 9. Statiotostation by Bowie
    • 8. Never Mind The Bollocks by Sex Pistols
    • 7. Desire by Dylan
    • 6. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
    • 5. Ziggy Stardust by Bowie
    • 4. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
    • 3. Viva Roxy by Roxy Music
    • 2. The Idiot by Iggy Pop
    • 1. Low by Bowie

    By: Richard
    • 10. Morning Dance by Spyro Gyra
      Something entirely different, I guess it qualifies as easy listening or almost elevator music. I can entire relax when I listen to it, so I put it in here.
    • 9. Communique by Dire Straits
      For me, this album brings out the best in Mark Knopfler's songwriting. Thoughtful, soft ballads like "Follow Me Home" or "News", songs with an easy groove like "Single Handed Sailor" or "Lady Writer" - and of course the absence of a real hit single.
    • 8. Deguello by ZZTop
      ZZTop before they became fashionable. Honest songs, great guitar work and unpolished sound. I can always listen to that album.
    • 7. Daughter of Time by Colosseum
      Epic arrangements, dark, almost threatening songs, a great voice of a young Chris Farlowe and accomplished musicians who actually communicate. Their seventies live album is incredible too.
    • 6. Prince by Prince
      I know Prince belongs to the eighties like hardly anybody else, but this is just too good to exclude. No song gets me dancing like "I Wanna Be Your Lover".
    • 5. The Stranger by Billy Joel
      Contains wonderful ballads like "Just the Way You Are" and "She's Always a Woman" (which is one of the most beautiful songs I know) as well as rocking tunes - overall an album with only one weak song ("Everybody Has a Dream").
    • 4. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
      This album manages to surprise me almost every time I listen to it (which is often). Unpredictable songwriting mixed with queasy gags ("It's Warhol, not Warhole.").
    • 3. Made In Europe by Deep Purple
      This rocks! I like David Coverdale much better than Ian Gillian, at least live. "Burn" has one of the greatest riffs ever.
    • 2. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
      He's written so many wonderful lyrics, and a lot of them are on this album. My favourite of his is still "Tunnel of Love", but this is a close second.
    • 1. Blue by Joni Mitchell
      The saddest and most wonderful album I've ever experienced. I cringe everytime I hear her sing "all romantics meet the same fate some day." The title track too is beautiful.

    By: Jim Tischuk
    • 10. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      Give credit where credit's due.
    • 9. Ringo by Ringo Starr
      The closest thing to a Beatles Reunion.
    • 8. Catch Bull At Four by Cat Stevens
      Yeah, I like the Cat. But this album was truly outstanding.
    • 7. Who's Next by The Who
      One of only 5 elite bands in the history of R&R.
    • 6. Don't Shoot Me by Elton John
      All of Elton's early 70's album can be in the top 10 of the '70's, maybe of all time.
    • 5. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
      George Harrison, greatest of all Ex-Beatles.
    • 4. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      Yes, Stevie and Chris are great, but Buckingham makes an otherwise excellent band and elite one. Greatset guitarist ever, AND an American.
    • 3. Teaser And The Firecat by Cat Stevens
      Most versatile solo artist ever.
    • 2. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Greatest Band after The Beatles.
    • 1. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
      Greatest Singer-Songwriter ever.

    This is by far the hardest decade to choose a top ten list from. There were more great artists at their prime in the 70's than in any other decade since music was first recorded. Long live the 70's.
    By: Dave
    • 10. Ramones by Ramones
      Punk gets it start right here!
    • 9. Who's Next by The Who
    • 8. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
    • 7. Inhervisions by Stevie Wonder
    • 6. Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
      What a great musican Lennon was.
    • 5. Born To Run by Bruce springsteen
      Young and in control.
    • 4. Blonde On The Tracks by bob Dylan
      Dylan at his best.
    • 3. What's Going On by Marvin Gay
      i will tell you what is going on, great music!
    • 2. The Sun Sessions by Elvis Presley
      The Kings best Album!
    • 1. Exile On Main Street by The Rollingstones
      The Stones best album!

    By: George Bush
    • 10. Led Zeppelin IV Zoso by Led Zeppelin
      When the Levee Breaks and Stairway to heaven are just so good
    • 9. Volume 4 by Black Sabbath
      Snowblind and Under the Sun are very good songs
    • 8. Strangers In The Night by UFO
      Michael is just phenomenal in "Doctor Doctor" and "Rock Bottom"
    • 7. Physical Graffitti by Led Zeppelin
      In my time of dying, in this song it sounds like John Bonham is swatting a swarm of bee's with his drum sticks. In the light is a phenomenal song
    • 6. Technical Ecstasy by Black Sabbath
      Dirty Women Period
    • 5. 2112 by Rush
      The first two actual tracks are just incredible
    • 4. Presence by Led Zeppelin
      Achillise Last Stand is the greatest song ever made with no question.
    • 3. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
      Meglamania is like two songs in one it's incredible.
    • 2. Masters Of Reality by Black Sabbath
      Lord of this World. Into The Void. After Forever. Need I say more than lord of this world.
    • 1. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
      Bill Ward Goes Ballistic in the Wizard

    If I could choose one more it would be Aerosmith Rocks
    By: Ryan Stanchek
    • 10. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 9. Dirty Deeds/High Voltage by AC/DC
    • 8. Live At The Filmore East by Allman Bros. Band
    • 7. Animals by Pink Floyd
    • 6. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 5. Who's Next by The Who
    • 4. Meddle by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin

    By: BSWK
    • 10. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
    • 9. Singles Going Steady by The Buzzcocks
    • 8. Parallel Lines by Blondie
    • 7. This Years Model by Elvis Costello
    • 6. Go Girl Crazy by The Dictators
    • 5. Never Mind The Bollocks by The Sex Pistols
    • 4. All Con Mods by The Jam
    • 3. The Ramones by The Ramones
    • 2. #1 Record by Big Star
    • 1. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen

    By: Warren Passaro
    • 10. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      I didn't even know who they were when The Daily News contained an iron on transfer in their Sunday edition. I just thought - wow - pretty girl (Stevie Nicks). A fine example of when you pour your personal collective hearts into songwriting - a well produced, well sung album. Listen To 'The Chain', Don't Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Gold Dust Woman and Dreams' again! Yes! They're ALL on this one album....and more!
    • 9. Van Halen by Van Halen
      They broke the mold with this one. They took schaltzy and heavy rock - mixed it all up and served us one hell of an album. 'Ain't Talkin Bout Love', Jamies Crying, Atomic Punk, Runnin With The Devil and Ice Cream Man(?!). There 'ya go! All in one neat little package - with kick ass musicians to boot. Still hoping for a REAL reunion.
    • 8. Who's Next by The Who
      Baba O'Reilly, Won't Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes, Bargain, Gettin' In Tune.....need I say more?
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
      It was actually the first album that I ever purchased on my own. I fell in love with Hotel California (the song) from the moment I heard it.
    • 6. Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf
      From start to finish - one hell of an album (no pun intended - well maybe a little). To this day - millions of slap happy preppies and debutantes are singing 'Paradise By The Dashboard Light' at weddings and karaoke bars. Oh well. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad.
    • 5. Saturday Night Fever by Various
      The Bee Gees even made me appreciate disco(sic) with this collection. Great writing - great songs - Staying Alive!
    • 4. Destroyer by Kiss
      I grew up with this one but it never fails to make me smile when I hear any track off of it. Beth and Detroit Rock City - need I say more? It was every kids fantasy to be Gene Simmons for a long while.
    • 3. The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Another great one by Floyd. This album is virtually flawless - sorry about the condradiction (I'm just leaving a little room for criticism). Not a bad album side or track on The Wall. Especially Comfortably Numb, Mother, Hey You and Run Like Hell. It spans the rock and roll horizon or versatility.
    • 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      It was a tough choice in my eyes between Dark Side and Wish You Were Here. But, I must give credit where credit is due.
    • 1. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
      Love it. I know it's been played a million times...obviously there's a reason for that. Four Sticks is my favorite on this one - but, I was weaned into it by Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop and Stairway to Heaven.

    By: eric
    • 10. Crime of the Century by SuperTramp
    • 9. Parnoid by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Who's Next by The Who
    • 7. Exile On Main Street by The Rolling Stones
    • 6. Van Halen I by Van Halen
    • 5. Fly Like And Eagle by Steve Miller Band
    • 4. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
    • 3. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
    • 2. IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd

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