Top Ten Albums of the Seventies

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    By: Andreas
    • 10. Desire by Bob Dylan
    • 9. Vol. 4 by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Machine Head by Deep Purple
    • 7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Led Zeppelin I by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. How The West Was Won by Led Zeppelin
      Includes the best live material ever made!
    • 1. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin

    By: David Cohen
    • 10. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
    • 8. The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Boston by Boston
    • 6. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
    • 5. Morrison Hotel by The Doors
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Who's Next by The Who
    • 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Led Zeppelin 4 by Led Zeppelin

    By: Proghole
    • 10. Pawn Hearts by Van Der Graaf Generator
    • 9. Moonmadness by Camel
    • 8. IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. L'Heptade by Harmonium
    • 6. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
    • 5. The Power And The Golry by Gentle Giant
    • 4. Hemispheres by Rush
    • 3. Foxtrot by Genesis
    • 2. Animals by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Close To The Edge by Yes

    Progressive Rock is way to underrepresented here
    By: NICOLO'
    • 10. Who's Next by The Who
    • 9. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Back To Earth by cat stevens
    • 7. Rolled Gold by Rolling Stones
    • 6. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel
    • 5. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 4. Teaser And The Firecat by cat stevens
    • 3. Dark Side Of The Moon by pink floyd
    • 2. Tea For The Tillerman by cat stevens
    • 1. Wish You Were Here by pinkfloyd
      ....semplicemente esagerato è un opera d'arte che rimarrà x sempre....continua a splendere "pazzo diamante"....

    By: James Parker
    • 10. Low by David Bowie
      I was never a great Bowie fan, but this collaboration with Eno hits the spot for me. Bowie trades in his campy rocker personna for some minimalist and soulful meditations on life, death and the media.
    • 9. Every Picture Tells A Story by Rod Stewart
      Before he sold out and turned into a suntanned LA playboy, Stewart was actually considered a great talent. And, here, he shows us his best side, as a soulful troubador, a skilful interpreter and a clever storyteller
    • 8. On The Beach by Neil Young
      Just released on CD, 'On the Beach' is Neil's most intense, heartfelt album. Seething anger on 'Revolution Blues', wistful remembrance on 'Walk On', existential despair on the title track. For your late, lonely nights
    • 7. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
      It's been a long time since I rock'n'rolled, but if I have to chose one head-banger, this is it. Unlike a lot of other 'metal' bands of the era, Led Zep had a unique take on the blues, adding elements of folk & funk
    • 6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      He should have stopped after this one. The John-Taupin relationship reached its apex in this sprawling set of classic 70s pop - one of the few double albums that works as a whole. Shimmering production by Gus Dudgeon
    • 5. Can't Buy A Thrill by Steely Dan
      Aja runs this close, but Thrill has better tunes and some cracking guitar solos by Jeff Skunk Baxter. Steely Dan, like the other great 70s music on this list, sound as good today as then. And their lyrics still bite.
    • 4. What's Goin' On by Marvin Gaye
      Who said soul music is only for your body? Marvin Gaye, in this ground-breaking 1971 manifesto for change wraps eloquence, passion and soulful spirit in some gorgeous tunes
    • 3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Again, this one is usually shaded in these polls by the default choice 'Dark Side', but the Floyd's lyrical ode to mad Syd Barrett is the greater work of art of the two and more ably stands the test of time
    • 2. Innvervisions by Stevie Wonder
      His magnum optus, Songs in the Key of Life, is frequently cited as his masterpiece, but Innversions is tighter, more focused and is free of filler. Like all the best music, this defies attempts at categorisation
    • 1. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
      A 60s artist, whose seminal work was forged against a background of social upheavel, reinvents himself in the 70s by drawing on his own personal crisis. 'Idiot Wind' is probably the angriest song ever written

    I wonder how much people's recollections of 'the 70s' are formed by Classic Rock radio, when this in fact was the most musically diverse of any decade - starting with the dying days of the Beatles and moving through the singer-songwriter boom, glam, heavy metal, funk, punk and disco. Ten albums isn't enough. I missed out Van Morrison, Curtis Mayfield, Bruce Springsteen, Earth Wind & Fire, Iggy Pop, The Allman Brothers, Jackson Browne, Derek and the Dominoes, the Ramones, Clash and Sex Pistols. Greatest music decade of them all.
    By: Brandon
    • 10. Made In Japan by Deep Purple
    • 9. Destroyer by Kiss
    • 8. Boston by Boston
    • 7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
    • 6. Sticky Fingers by Rolling Stones
    • 5. Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    • 4. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 3. The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 2. IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Highway to Hell is by far the greatest album in the 70's. Bon Scott on the vocals and Angus on guitar make this 1 of the greatest ever

    By: Brian
    • 10. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      The first great metal album by the first metal group.
    • 9. One Of These Nights by The Eagles
      I think it's stronger than Hotel California - more strong songs overall. Ideal commercial album.
    • 8. Untitled (zoso, 4...) by Led Zeppelin
      The best album from the best group of the 70's.
    • 7. Who's Next? by The Who
      The only Who album I'd ever own, including their greatest hits. Did everything right on this album.
    • 6. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      Great commercial album with a very original sound.
    • 5. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
      Another great concept album of the highest quality.
    • 4. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
      Great song writing. The perfect introspective album.
    • 3. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
      Like Dark Side Of The Moon, a great concept album.
    • 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      To hear it is to know why.
    • 1. Moontan by Golden Earring
      I really don't know how everyone missed this one, but if you haven't heard it, you're definitely missing out. Incredible creativity/quality.

    No room for Electric Warrior (T-Rex), Never Mind The Bullocks... (The Sexpistols), The Cars (The Cars).
    By: Antonio Aliffi
    • 10. Physical Grafitti by Led Zepplin
    • 9. 2112 by Rush
      2 thumbs up!
    • 8. Led Zepplin IV by Led Zepplin
      A classic
    • 7. Bad Company by Bad Company
      All around great album.
    • 6. Alive! by KISS
      Every song on this album rock's! This album prooves why KISS was one step ahead of all the other bands in the world when it came to playing live!
    • 5. Van Halen by Van Halen
      A guitar lovers dream!
    • 4. The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Pink Floyds best!
    • 3. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      A true classic from start to finish
    • 2. Boston by Boston
      One of the most talented bands you will find and this album is a killer.
    • 1. Destroyer by KISS
      The most underrated album in the world!

    By: michael rising
    • 10. Aqualung by Jehtro Tull
    • 9. Exile On Mainstreet by The Rolling Stones
    • 8. One For The Road by The Kinks
    • 7. Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf
    • 6. Darkside Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Goodbye Yellowbrook Road by Elton John
    • 4. Zeppelin 11 by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
    • 2. Who's Next by The Who
      perfect albumn
    • 1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
      Its a coplete shame that more than half of you have never heard of this albumn.first two sides are perfect,the second two are disoriented and strange but there are some great songs.oh by the way some of the list have albumns from the sixties and eighties

    By: jack
    • 10. AC-DC by High Voltage
      This album shoes the electricty of this band. I think T.N.T has one of the greatest lyrics ever.
    • 9. AC-DC by Back In Black
      I mean one of the best dark and gloomy album ever. It also has Hells Bells which has one of the greatest start ever.
    • 8. Bad Company by Bad Company
      Paul Rodgers is excellent in this album.
    • 7. Jimi Hendrix by Are You Expierenced
      I mean It's Jimi.
    • 6. Abbey Road by The Beatles
      This has a great collection of sit back at home kind of songs like Come Together and Abbey Road
    • 5. London Calling by The Clash
      The albums name alone is one of the greatest songs ever in punk rock history.
    • 4. Boston by Boston
      This album is straight out heavy metel to its fullest. With hits like Peace of Mind and More than a Feeling.
    • 3. Physical Graffeti by Led Zepplin
      Led Zepplin at their best. This album has a whole array of hits.
    • 2. Who's Next by The Who
      Jut a wonderful puttin together album. Can't beat their all wasted
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      This album really reachs out to the true floyd. Which is sooth and relaxing

    Sorry to the Black Sabbath and ELO fans I was heart broken to leave them out but, there are just to many albums to choose from and I thought I did a good job of putting it together in ten.

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