Top Ten Albums of the Seventies
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By: Stuart Pass
- 10. Caravan by In The Land Of Grey And Pink
A must have progressive album
- 9. Uriah Heep by Salisbury
Early Heep is always worth a listen
- 8. Colosseum by Live
How a live album should be - LIVE
- 7. Family by Anyway
Part live and part studio. Family at their best
- 6. Van Der Graaf Generator by Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other
It has to be the one of the most intense progressive albums ever
- 5. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin II
What can I say? It is Led Zepp II!
- 4. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin III
First album I ever owned. Great
- 3. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
One of the first heavy albums made and still one of the best
- 2. Deep Purple by In Rock
The power in this record is incredible
- 1. Wishbone Ash by Wishbone Ash
A brilliant guitar (twin lead)based album that still sounds as good now as when it first came out
By: THE GREAT CLASSIC ROCK EXPERT
- 10. Pronounced Linerd Skinerd by Lynyrd Skynyrd
One of the best hard rock bands ever on an album that really does pronounce Lynyrd Skynyrd.
- 9. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
There are two great songs on this album(Sweet Emotion and Walk This Way)plus all the rest of the songs are good too.
- 8. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
This album shows how well Pink Floyd can put together an album and how well they can make tons of good songs.
- 7. Boston by Boston
This is one of the greatest first albums ever with great hits such as More Than A Feeling and Peace of Mind.
- 6. As Bold As Love by The Jimi Hendrix Expierence
Jimi Hendrix is a god and all of his albums are great, but this one shows how well he can play gutiar and slide gutiar.
- 5. Sticky Fingers by Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest bands ever so they have to be on this list, but this is the greatest album by them in a nutshell.
- 4. The Doors by The Doors
You know how I said the Boston album was one of the best first albums ever, well this one is probably the best first album ever with great vocals by Jim Morrison.
- 3. The Wall by Pink Floyd
This album is one of the best 2-CD album ever period.
- 2. Who's Next by The Who
Almost all of The Who's great songs. A very inspirational album.
- 1. Led Zeppelin 4( ZOSO) by Led Zeppelin
By: peter lensvelt
- 10. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
This was such a bursting album. Phil makes his entry as a singer on one song.
- 9. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
Haunting one man`s orchestra.
- 8. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
What a concept album, how refreshing and dary for it's time.
- 7. Deja Vu by Crosby Still Nash And Young
This one will lead to "Harvest" great music.
- 6. Aja by Steely Dan
- 5. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
What a complete album. I simply cannot believe it is over 30 years old! Still sounds so renewing today.
- 4. The Last Record Album by Little Feat
This has such rich and weird rythms and mixes. Last one with Lowell George.
- 3. Close To The Edge by Yes
Progressive music was created by 2 albums "selling" and "the edge"
- 2. Heroes And Low by David Bowie
You could see this as one.
- 1. Peter Gabriel 1 by Peter Gabriel
"I will show another me" sings Gabriel on Solsbury Hill.
By: the master of disaster
- 10. Led Zeppelin by Houses Of Holly
- 9. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
- 8. Zeppelin III by Led Zepplin
- 7. Powerage by AC'DC
- 6. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
Best aerosmith album ever
- 5. IV by Led Zeppelin
- 4. 'Physical Graffiti' by Led Zeppelin
- 3. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
- 2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
- 1. Parinoid by Black Sabbath
These are the best of the 70s if you dont like them who cares i know the truth do you
By: Avi K. Garg
- 10. Bob Marley by Live!
- 9. Neil Young by Harvest
- 8. Abraxas by Santana
- 7. Moondance by Van Morrison
- 6. American Beauty by The Grateful Dead
- 5. London Calling by The Clash
- 4. The Ramones by The Ramones
- 3. Animals by Pink Floyd
- 2. Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
- 1. Physical Graffitti by Led Zepplin
By: klaus mollenhauer
- 10. Pattie Smith by Horses
She arrived like a storm and this album changed my life
- 9. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
I hate to admit to like this, but this record had a huge effect on everybody back then...
- 8. Talkin' Heads by More Songs About Buildings And Food
New Wave is typical eighties, but this was actually played in the late Seventies already
- 7. David Bowie by Ziggy Stardust
Perfect record by one of the most exciting figures in modern Music
- 6. Led Zeppelin by Physical Graffity
The Best Rock Band in the world (could have been any other before PG also)
- 5. Bob Dylan by New Morning
i had to choose one Dylan's 70ies records - i went for this, cause then his songs were still full of hope.
- 4. Bruce Springsteen by Darkness On The Edge Of Town
His best album.
- 3. Little Feat by Waitin' On Columbus
Lowell George was one of the best song writers ever. I had to include at least one Live album.
- 2. Bob Seger by Night Moves
passionate lyrics, a great voice and The Silver Bullet Band
- 1. Bob Marley & The Wailers by Kaya
The best Bob Marley album for me
I left all the psychedlic and Art Rock groups i loved as a young teenager : but i have to mention Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Amon Düül 2, Can, Nekatr, King Crimson, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel.
By: John M Marmora Jr
- 10. Live At Pomeii - by Pink Floyd
- 9. Obscured By Clouds by Pink Floyd
- 8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
- 7. Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
- 6. Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
- 5. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
- 4. Animals by Pink Floyd
- 3. The Wall by Pink Floyd
- 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
- 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
I think I got everything by Pink Floyd... let me know if I missed anything. :)
By: Andy Coconut
- 10. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
Havent gotten tired of listening to this R&B classic yet, nor will I ever.
- 9. Never Mind The Bollocks by The Sex Pistols
Punk rocks pinnacle.
- 8. Mothership Connection by Parliament
70's funk at its best!
- 7. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
Tough choosing one, but this gets the nod.
- 6. IV by Led Zeppelin
Cant be the 70's witout a little lead!
- 5. A Night At The Opera by Queen
Still blows me away every time i put it on.
- 4. Fragile by Yes
Progressive rocks anthem album.
- 3. Who's Next by The Who
- 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
A masterpiece from begining to end.
- 1. Over Night Sensation by Frank Zappa and The Mothers
Nothing captures the sounds, smells and tastes of the 70's like this album. A brilliant mixture of jazz, funk, rock and humor!
It pains me not to include Stevie Wonders-Songs In The Key of Life, Steely Dan's- Royal Scam and ELP's- Brain Salad Surgery.
By: Ray McCabe
- 10. Layla by Derek And The Dominoes
Classic Clapton. The whole double album is a blues/rock masterpiece
- 9. Abraxas by Santana
Much better than the "duets" of the past few years.
- 8. Rock 'n' Roll Animal by Lou Reed
I normally don't like "live" albums. But one listen to Sweet Jane is all you need to realize how good this is
- 7. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
The start of Glam rock
- 6. Alive On Arrival by Steve Forbert
Very tallented singer/songwriter. Great live shows too.
- 5. Ghosts by Strawbs
Great Prog-Folk album.
- 4. Too Stuffed To Jump by Amazing Rhythm Aces
The beginning of Alt-country.
- 3. Past Present And Future by Al Stewart
His best. Don't let Year of the Cat fool you.
- 2. Foxtrot by Genesis
Long before they went pop - this band put out some seriously great music.
- 1. John Barleycorn Must Die by Traffic
Great album blends Jazz Rock and Folk. Steve Winwood at his best.
As you can probably tell I'm not into Pop. These are just a few of the not so popular fantastic albums from the 70's that should have gotten more recognition.
- 10. Honky Chateau by Elton John
- 9. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
- 8. Little Queen by Heart
- 7. Dreamboat Annie by Heart
- 6. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
- 5. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
- 4. I Robot by Alan Parsons Project
- 3. Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Alan Parsons Project
- 2. Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
Just edged out by GBYBR for the top spot, Captain Fantastic was released during the height of Eltonmania, where everything Elton touched went to gold. He could have shit bricks and I would have rushed out to buy it. A concept album, it contains Elton at his prime and peak. A must for any music collection.
- 1. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
My favourite record, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is nothing short of exceptional and proves Elton is the greatest musician of our time. This album touches on all kind of musical genres, yet it flows seemlessly, wonderfully, magnificently. This album, along with Elton's other perfect albums from his classic period clearly show why he, along with Elvis and the Beatles, are three of music's greatest talents.
I could have filled all of these slots with Elton John, as all of his albums between Elton John and A Single Man are amazing. There are so many albums from the 70's that I could list, including some from Billy Joel, Alan Parsons Project, Supertramp, and many more.
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