Top Ten Albums of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 70s?
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- 10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
Contains some classic aerosmith tunes including the very underated song You See Me Crying. That is one of my all time Aerosmith favs
- 9. IV by Led Zeppelin
Any album with Stairway gets my seal of approval.
- 8. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Great album with the right mix of Stevie and Lindsay.
- 7. II by Led Zeppelin
Their best album yet very underated. Heartbreaker contains one of the greatest solos ever.
- 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
Clapton's tribute to Patti Harrison. Put Clapton together with Duane Allman and you have guitar bliss.
- 5. Bad Company by Bad Company
Another great debut album. Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs put together some great tunes for this one.
- 4. Hotel California by Eagles
Great album. Not a bad song on here. Also has some very underated Eagles tunes such as Wasted Time and The Last Resort
- 3. The Wall by Pink Floyd
One the greatest concept albums ever. Roger Waters is a genius. While some songs may be lacking when listened to as a whole you realize how much of a classic this album is.
- 2. Boston by Boston
Every song on this album is good classic rock. Just crank it up and relax.
- 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
Great concept album. This is one you can listen to all the way through without getting sick of.
By: Paul Stadden
- 10. Animals by Pink Floyd
I actually liked this album better than The Wall, but it didn't make as big an impact.
- 9. The Wall by Pink Floyd
This was a wierd album, but I loved Comfortably Numb. Also, it's just neat to have this rock opera.
- 8. Lightning to the Nations by Diamond Head
Very short lived, yet influential, new wave metal band from Britain. Had such good songs as Am I Evil? and It's Electric.
- 7. A Night at the Opera by Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody. Brian May. Gosh, they're both awesome.
- 6. Piano Man by Billy Joel
Just a cool bar song, made his career.
- 5. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
This was the first real heavy metal album. Every song on here is great. Who else would have thought of starting off their album with a thunder storm? Then it blows the listener away with the opening chord of "Black Sabbath". The next song, The Wizard, is excellent, a masterful use of the harmonica. Behind the Wall leads into one of their most famous riffs, N.I.B. The long Wicked World perfectly fuses blues and hard rock. Then Sleeping Village comes on soft, but it isn't long before power chords take over and then Warning begins. Even more blusey than Wicked World, it features an eight minute solo by excellent guitarist Tony Iommi.
- 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
What a shock, I mentioned this album. It truly is amazing, though, my favorite song is Life in the Fast Lane.
- 3. Led Zeppelin 3 by Led Zeppelin
Robert Plant's scream on Immigrant Song is awesome. I love Gallows Pole. The acoustic songs perfectly balance the harder songs.
- 2. Let It Be by The Beatles
These guys were the greatest ever. It was somewhat sad listening to this album, knowing it was the last one released. Across the Universe and Let It Be are great sentimental songs. Get Back is good for groovin'.
- 1. Master of Reality by Black Sabbath
The first Christian metal album, the song "After Forevor" showcased somthing that no Christian rock band has ever been able to equal. Children of the Grave is one of their greatest live songs. This was thier biggest selling album, breaking the top ten in America.
I don't see Black Sabbath mentioned as much as they should be.
By: Cher,Kev, and Cass
- 10. Goodnight Tonight by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 9. Grand Illusion by STYX
- 8. Welcome to my Nightmare by Alice Cooper
- 7. Dressed to Kill by Kiss
- 6. Hair of the Dog by Nazareth
- 5. Hearts by America
- 4. Dramboat Annie by Heart
- 3. Waterloo by ABBA
- 2. Book of Dreams by Steve Miller Band
- 1. Boston by Boston
I just love the music!
By: Montecristo, raśl
- 10. bob marley by survival
- 9. plastic ono band by john lennon
- 8. luis alberto spinetta by artaud
- 7. cat stevens by tea for the tillerman
- 6. the who by quadrophenia
- 5. joni mitchell by blue
- 4. marvin gaye by what's going on
- 3. pink floyd by dark side of the moon
- 2. genesis by foxtrot
- 1. lark's tongues in aspic by king crimson
- 10. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
Stevie couldn't put a foot wrong back then.
- 9. Countdown To Ecstasy by Steely Dan
Yeah I could've chosen other Dan albums but this is the one I come back to the most.
- 8. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
Achingly beautiful songs from the gutter.
- 7. Another Green World by Brian Eno
When synthesizers die and go to heaven they sound like this.
- 6. Solid Air by John Martyn
Jazzy acoustic rock at its best.
- 5. Big Star by #1 Record
Soulful Beatles meets Byrds pop. A lost classic.
- 4. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
The Best Soul Album - EVER.
- 3. Exile On Main Street by The Rolling Stones
The Stones at their sleaziest.
- 2. David Bowie by Ziggy Stardust
I had to pick at least one Bowie album, this is as good as anything he's ever done.
- 1. Led Zeppelin by IV
A bit of a cheesy selection but I'll never get tired of this album.
Honourable mentions to Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills, Van Morrison - St Dominics Preview & anything by Neil Young
By: Theo Beckers
- 10. Obscured By Clouds by Pink Floyd
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- 9. Rock & Roll Animal by Lou Reed
- 8. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
- 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
- 6. Live at Leeds by The Who
- 5. Live in Europe by Rory Gallagher
- 4. Goat's Head Soup by Rolling Stones
- 3. Meddle by Pink Floyd
- 2. Seconds Out by Genesis
- 1. Darkside of the Moon by Pink Floyd
- 10. IV by Led Zeplin
Awesome! it's led Zeplin what more do I need to say?
- 9. Hotel California by Eagles
Besides being satanic.... it rocks so much!
- 8. Who's Next by The Who
The Who were so hilarious with their banging of guitarsI had to put them on here!
- 7. Beach Boys by Holland
Not as good as most of their work but still very good album.
- 6. Band on the Run by Wings At The Speed Of Sound
Paul McCartney's Comeback was at full swing. His best Albums after 1969(Abbey Road) with the exception of Band on the Run.
- 5. Pacific Ocean Blues by Dennis Wilson
It shows the evolution from the Drummer on surf rock songs to the brilliant composer. It was his last and only complete album
- 4. Daydreamer by David Cassidy
Once again the title track could hold him but the rest of the songs imbedded in our heads from the Partridge Family are worth it.
- 3. Let It Be by Beatles
Not good recording but great tracks and it was their last released album.
- 2. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
The single could hold that album alone. too bad its overplayed.
- 1. Sunflower by Beach Boys
The best B.B. Album since Pet Sounds(which is the greatest Album ever). Good recording. Add Some music to your day was superb and carl's voice was great.
I myself am not a metal head and it will reflect on my top 10.
By: Tudor Smith
- 10. X (Chocolate bar one) by Chicago
Again, my first outing with Chicago. Still gets pletny of play even today (year 2000)
- 9. Moonflower by Santana
Que Passa Carlos! Great stuff
- 8. I Robot by The Alan Parsons Project
Their second outing....I've got all albums since then!
- 7. I'm In You by Peter Frampton
Ah! Listened to this all summer long.
- 6. The Isley Brothers by Go For Your Guns
- 5. Elton John by Blue Moves
One of Eltons lesser accepted classics. Sorry Seems to be... & Crazy Water amongst others!
- 4. All 'n' All by Earth Wind & Fire
My first discovery of Maurice White & Phil Bailey. Each track a classic
- 3. Boston by Don't Look Back
This album really rocks. Even more mind blowing than the first!
- 2. Deceptive Bends by 10cc
Eric Stewart & graham gouldman showing that htey were the real driving force behind 10cc, after the split with Godley & Creme
- 1. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
Paul et al. finally lift off from the Beatles millstone. Each track a classic
By: west s
- 10. Hotel California by Eagles
- 9. Face The Music by ELO
- 8. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel
- 7. Radioactivity by Kraftwerk
- 6. Loaded by Velvet Underground
- 5. Out Of The Blue by ELO
- 4. Ladies Of The Canyon by Joni Mitchell
- 3. Original Soundtrack - Melody by Bee Gees / Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
- 2. Harvest by Neil Young
- 1. After The Goldrush by Neil Young
77 Talking Heads / Eldorado - ELO / A New World Record - ELO / Desperado - Eagles / Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk
By: Brad Henderson
- 10. Alladin Sane by David Bowie
- 9. Across 11oth Street by Bobby Womack
- 8. Boy's Don't Cry by The Cure
- 7. On The radio by Donna Summer
- 6. Dirty Deeds by AC/DC
- 5. Clockwork Orange Soundtrack by Walter Carlos
- 4. David Bowie by Hunky Dory
Bowie first significant album to captivate pop stardom
- 3. Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
The funkiest album ever
- 2. Grevious Angel by Gram Parsons
The best Country album ever
- 1. Low by David Bowie
Bowie is the most fascinating pop star ever, his three berlin albums of the late 70,s are all masterpieces with Low being the superior.
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