Top Ten Albums of the Seventies

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    By: Terry
    • 10. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
      A very over-looked Led Zeppelin album. Led Zeppelin took a chance with this one going from blues rock to folk rock. This album was what catapulted them to higher places.
    • 9. Van Halen by Van Halen
      The true birth of heavy metal. David Lee Roth's vocals are crazy and Eddie Van Halen's guitar playing is incredible. A new wave of guitar playing was sent after the un-matched "Eruption".
    • 8. Darkside Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      I was temted to put this in the top 10, but I realized Floyd have made better records. Psychotic, Angry, Happy, High, Dark, words an sum up "DarkSide Of The Moon".
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
      A true masterpiece. Though some songs could be labeled as filler, it was a stellar effort.
    • 6. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin were pretty much at the top of the world with this one. One of the all time classic riffs "The Ocean". And a very underrated muscial piece in "Over The Hills And Far Away".
    • 5. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
      Black Sabbath's best effort record with the druggy "Sweet Leaf", and the dark "Children of the Grave".
    • 4. Who's Next by The Who
      Same here as "Led Zeppelin IV".
    • 3. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
      What's to say about this album that hasn't already been said.
    • 2. Made In Japan by Deep Purple
      Could very well be the very first "heavy-metal" like concert ever recorded.
    • 1. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
      The only album can pull of major succes by blending in old-country folk, rockabilly, hard rock all in one and sound so smooth.

    By: Roy Hoenjet
    • 10. The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Pink Floyd 1979 album with a few classics: Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell. Not as good as Dark Side or Wish you were, but definitely worth listening!
    • 9. In Rock by Deep Purple
      With Child in Time as the 10 minute centre of the album is this what the Metallica's Black Album is for the 90's.
    • 8. Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf
      Soundtrack for a generation. Favourite besides Paradise by the Dashboardlight: You took the words right out of my mouth
    • 7. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
      An instrumental masterpiece!
    • 6. Van Halen by Van Halen
      Ain't talkin' bout love, Runnin' with the devil. What a debut!
    • 5. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
      Definitely Led Zep's best: mainly because of Stairway to Heaven.
    • 4. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
      What a compilation: Go your own way, Dreams, Don't stop. You could also call it their greatest hits of the 70's, but that would not be honest, because Tusk and Sara are not included on this one.
    • 3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Pink Floyd's second best album with the best guitarintro ever on Shine on you crazy Diamond.
    • 2. Hotel California by Eagles
      The masterpiece of the Eagles. Hotel California is my favourite song of all time. The Last Resort is very underrated.
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      This is an timeless album: because of the theme, the music, the effects (On the Run). Favourite song: Time.

    By: JIM
    • 10. Live At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
      C'mon Whipping Post!
    • 9. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeplin
      I think "The Crunge" may be the first Rap song.
    • 8. Physical Graphity by Led Zeplin
      Some would say this should be # 1, as it embodies such a wide range of music.
    • 7. Led Zeplin III by Led Zeplin
      Versatility begins.
    • 6. Lotus by Santana
      The incident at nashbar is unbelievable! Soulful.
    • 5. Yessongs by Yes
      The tightest band, doing it live.
    • 4. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
      Pure, mad genious.
    • 3. Who's Next by The Who
      Absolutley the classic rock album, at their height.
    • 2. Led Zeplin II by Led Zeplin
      About as close to live as you can get in the studio.
    • 1. Led Zeplin 1 by Led Zeplin
      Raw, pure energy! I believe it was actualy released in the 60's, but what the hell.

    Zep Lives On!
    By: Joe Anthony
    • 10. In Through The Out Door by Led Zeppelin
      Zeppelin's most unique album ever. It proved that the band had the ability to survive the change that would have taken place in the 80s. Way ahead of it's time.
    • 9. Volume 4 by Black Sabbath
      The best 70s Sabbath album. The most creative the band got with Ozzy on vocals.
    • 8. Spectrum by Billy Cobham
      The greatest fusion album ever recorded. Such prolific guitar playing that it made Jeff Beck forsake the blues and make Blow by Blow.
    • 7. Come Taste The Band by Deep Purple
      Deep Purple's best album. Ritchie Blackmore is not missed at all. Infact after hearing this album, I prefer the band's sound without him.
    • 6. Apostrophe(') by Frank Zappa
      Hilarious without being comedy, and masterful without being complicated. Easily Frank's best 70s album.
    • 5. Rising by Rainbow
      Ritchie Blackmore's best work since the early days of Deep Purple. Ronnie James Dio earns his legendary reputation here.
    • 4. Captain Beyond by Captain Beyond
      Also very underrated. It's a seamless blend of progressive rock songs. Could have been big.
    • 3. Teaser by Tommy Bolin
      The most underrated album and guitarist of all time. One of the finest albums ever made, no question.
    • 2. Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix
      Jimi's final studio album. A classic rock masterpiece.
    • 1. Alive! by KISS
      The best album of all time. Gave live albums something to live up to from then on.

    This is not a commerical list-it's a truthful one!
    By: K Branch
    • 10. The Spinners by Spinners
    • 9. What Going On by Marvin Gaye
      what's going on
    • 8. One Nation Under A Groove by Goerge Clinton And Pariment
      nothing but the funk
    • 7. That The Way Of The World by Earth Wind And Fire
      would you mind
    • 6. Grand Funk/Grand Funk by Grand Funk Railroad
      Feel alright, goin home
    • 5. Abraxas by Santana
      great album
    • 4. John Barlyecorn by Traffic
    • 3. Jimi Hendrix And Billie Cobham by Live at the Filmore east
    • 2. Innervision/Talkabook by Stevie Wonder
    • 1. Woodstock by By Various Artists

    sly and the family stone, rufus/chuka, allman brothers band, The stones (James Brown poppa dont take nooo mess, Aretha Franklin
    By: Ton
    • 10. Propaganda by The Sparks
    • 9. Recorded Live by Ten Years After
    • 8. Something/Anything? by Todd Rundgren
    • 7. Lotus by Santana
    • 6. Machine Head by Deep Purple
    • 5. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Exile On Main St by the Rolling Stones
    • 3. Houses Of The Hole by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Edgar Broughton Band by Edgar Broughton Band
      The meat album
    • 1. Just Another Band From L.a by Frank Zappa

    By: Max
    • 10. Evil Empire by Rage Against The Machine
    • 9. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Best Of Bowie by David Bowie
    • 6. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Abbey Road by Beatles
    • 4. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
    • 1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

    • 10. Grand Funk Railroad by Grand Funk Railroad
    • 9. Unleashed In The East by Judas Preist
    • 8. Van Halen by Van Halen
      ok but eddie rocked
    • 7. Ace Frehley by Kiss
    • 6. The Alice Cooper Show by Alice Cooper
    • 5. Framton Comes Alive by Peter Framton
    • 4. Its Alive! by Ramones
    • 3. Double Live Gonzoe by Ted Nugent
      great live album one of the best.
    • 2. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      great songs and album.
    • 1. Alive 2 by Kiss
      great album i should know i was there three day recording.

    By: todd nylander
    • 10. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney
      Best solo ex-beatle album. Popish? Sure,but none the less wonderfully written. Paul,I'll drink to this album.
    • 9. The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Beautifully done. Rolling harmonies and strange visions in your head.
    • 8. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
      At thier best in '75 with an all around great album.
    • 7. Nevermind The Bollucks by Sex Pistols
      In your face,slap,slam,your out!!!
    • 6. Quadrophenia by The Who
      2 Who albums in the top 10? Sure,of course. Cross out the Beatles,and the Who stands tops.
    • 5. Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
      Another seemingly lost classic in rock annals. Defines the feeling of the 70s. People to young to remember the 70s will get a taste with this one.
    • 4. Boston by Boston
      Vastly underrated in rock history. Every song an FM classic
    • 3. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      Buckingham and Nicks are thier best
    • 2. Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
      Sweet sounds of perfect harmony
    • 1. Who's Next by the who
      Mind blowing!!!!

    Apologies to Humble Pie and Skynerd. Boys,you rock.
    By: Geoff Duffy
    • 10. Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf
      Jim Steinman found the perfect vocal vehicle to pedal his wears
    • 9. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      well... I had to include it . Millions cant be wrong
    • 8. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
      the mood music and persona on this record capture the era perfectly
    • 7. Nevermind The Bollox by Sex Pistols
      Johnny Rotten famously wore his " I hate pink floyd " tshirt with pride but I forgive him
    • 6. Let It Be by The Beatles
      you cant deny greatness in all its forms
    • 5. The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Such a bold move from Roger waters . darker than darkside and saved by Gilmour's class
    • 4. Animals by Pink Floyd
      THe most underestimated piece of genius ever recorded onto black plastic
    • 3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Great vocal and musical talent captured perfectly
    • 2. The Darkside Of The Moon by Gilmour Waters Wright Mason ... Take A Bow.
    • 1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      To follow the ultimate concept album with such perfection is mind boggling to say the least . if god wrote music this is what he would sound like.

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