Top Ten Albums of the Seventies

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    By: Andrew
    • 10. 2112 by Rush
      pure energy
    • 9. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      two words, Locomotive Breath!!!
    • 8. Moonmadness by Camel
      re mastered in 2000 sounds dated in parts but "song within a song" is still as haunting as ever
    • 7. Queen II by Queen
      Queen at their unpretentious best
    • 6. The Yes Album by Yes
      Awesome still sounds great today
    • 5. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
      wore out two cassette tapes of this wish cd's had of been around in the 70's
    • 4. Abraxis by Santana
      carlos at his unbeleivable best never been equalled to date!
    • 3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
      best gabriel era by a fair margin saw "the musical box" perform it live last year Awesome!!!!
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by PinkFloyd
      can't really choose "The Wall" as it only ever saw 30 days of the 70's, Dark Side a very stong contender but Wish you were here just pips it for me
    • 1. Physical Graffiti by Led Zep
      Vintage 70's Zeppelin not a badtrack over both discs, Houses of the Holy and 4 came close second and third

    many albums left out chose only one per band but honourable mentions go to Innervisions, Aja, Abbey Road, Deja Vu, Brain Salad Surgery, After the Goldrush, Whats going on, and Peter Gabriel 1
    By: Oscar
    • 10. IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Look At Yourself by Uriah Heep
    • 8. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
    • 7. Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Fragile by Yes
    • 5. The Alan Parsons Project by Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe
    • 4. Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    • 3. Red by King Crimson
    • 2. Animals by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Foxtrot by Genesis

    By: Evan Rose # 2 list of best albums of 70's
    • 10. Whos Next by The Who
    • 9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Powerage by AC/DC
    • 7. Enlighteded Rogues by The Allman Brothers Band
    • 6. The Best Of The Eagles/ 1971-1975 by The Eagles
    • 5. Stickey Fingers by The Rolling Stones
    • 4. Journey by Journey
    • 3. Sanctuary by J. Geils Band
    • 2. Rocks by Aerosmith
    • 1. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie

    theres more coming!!!! :):)
    By: Evan Rose # 3 list of best albums of 70's
    • 10. Against The Wind by Bob Seger
    • 9. Greatest Hits by Elton John
    • 8. A Hard Days Night by The Beatles
    • 7. Abbey Road by The Beatles
    • 6. Sgt Pepper by The Beatles
    • 5. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
    • 4. The Best Of Zz Top by Zz Top
    • 3. Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
    • 2. Never A Dull Moment by Rod Stewart
    • 1. Every Picture Tells A Story by Rod Stewart

    By: Dianna Smith
    • 10. Fresh Aire II (1977) by Mannheim Steamroller
      Contains "Going to Another Place," one of their hit songs.
    • 9. Butterfly (1974) by Barbra Streisand
      One she wanted to forget - but not me! "Guava Jelly," the double-entendre song, really adds a tropical twist to the album.
    • 8. Streisand Superman (1977) by Barbra Streisand
      Some good songs on this one!
    • 7. Fresh Aire (1974,1975) by Mannheim Steamroller
      You really have to listen to it to know it's good.
    • 6. Boston (1979) by Boston
      Good rock album. But I'm really not much for rock music, but this was good.
    • 5. You Light Up My Life (1978) by Johnny Mathis
      Beautiful, just beautiful. My prom song, you see, was You Light Up My Life.
    • 4. Wet (1978) by Barbra Streisand
      Kiss Me in the Rain is one of the best love songs ever, I believe.
    • 3. No Secrets (1975) by Carly Simon
      Yeah, another one. Only Simon could have pulled something like that off.
    • 2. Anticipation (1971) by Carly Simon
      I bought it one summer, the summer of '71 or '72. It always reminds me of summer and the coming days.
    • 1. Tapestry (1971) by Carole King
      A true, rhythmic, soulful performance by Carole King. Her best yet. It's one album that never went out of style.

    Yeah, this was a little much on Streisand. BUT--it seems like all the other lists are all, or mostly-male oriented. This is a little female twist for ya! George Clinton was very good--but I didn't add him mainly because I can't remember any of his albums, although he was the biggest influence on music in the late-1970s, in my opinion.
    By: Cozzaboy
    • 10. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young
    • 9. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
    • 8. Transformer by Lou Reed
    • 7. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
    • 5. Tago Mago by Can
    • 4. The Beatles by Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
    • 3. Jimi Hendrix by Are You Experienced?
    • 2. The Doors by The Doors
    • 1. The Wall by Pink Floyd

    ---In the court of the Crimson king [King Crimson] -- Paranoid [Black Sabbath] -- Meddle [Pink Floyd] -- Surrealistic Pillow [Jefferson airplane] -- Trout mask replica [Captain Beefheart] -- Crac! [AREA] -- Made in Japan [Deep Purple].......
    By: brett
    • 10. Led Zeppelin III by Zeppelin
    • 9. Led Zeppelin II by Zeppelin
    • 8. Led Zeppelin I by Zeppelin
    • 7. In Through The Out Door by Zeppelin
    • 6. Presence by Zeppelin
    • 5. The Song Remains The Same Soundtrack by Zeppelin
    • 4. Physical Graffiti (disk 2) by Zeppelin
    • 3. Physical Graffiti by Zeppelin
    • 2. Houses Of The Holy by Zeppelin
    • 1. Led Zeppelin IX by Zeppelin

    Even though 8,9, and 10 were not released in the 70's they are a huge part of the legacy of the band that rocked and defined the 70's. This list is in no order for also Zeppelin albums are held on the highest pedestool. If the list continued there would be some Who, Stevie Wonder, Dylan, Stones, Rush, Van Halen, Tom Petty, Beatles, Doors, ACDC, and Clapton (just to name a few).
    By: Paul Campion
    • 10. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
    • 9. Trilogy by E L P
    • 8. Warchild by Jethro Tull
    • 7. Nice n Greasy by Atomic Rooster
    • 6. Naturally by JJ Cale
    • 5. Live In New York by Frank Zappa
    • 4. Songs From The Wood by Jethro Tull
    • 3. Catch Bull At Four by Cat Stevens
    • 2. Abraxas by Santana
    • 1. Benefit by Jethro Tull

    By: Jesse Corti
    • 10. Who's Next by The Who
      The Who had great people working with them at this time to make the album this great. Pete Townshend was at the pinnacle of his songwriting. Great.
    • 9. A Night At The Opera by Queen
      Just try to think of a genre that Queen didn't do on this album. Unbelievable. Truly a Masterpiece in Rock History.
    • 8. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      Best work as a BAND Mr. Roger Waters, but great help on your part, Bravo.
    • 7. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon And Garfunkel
      Perfect for a day when you need to slow down. start to finish: *sigh*
    • 6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      A double album filled with incredible songs. The best of Elton and Taupin by far (albumwise)
    • 5. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
      If he had the same help and input on albums like this one, he would have the best solo beatle career. The cream filling gets a little thick with the original jams.
    • 4. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      Wow! Every song is perfectly orchestrated. The production is great. The vocals are great. The music is great. The Lyrics are great...for Fleetwood Mac.
    • 3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
      From Come Together to Her Majesty, you can't help but feel rejuvenated. The Paul McCartney Suite is Classic. Harrison's best (Well...While my Guitar gently weeps isn't on here) with Something and Here Comes the Sun. A perfect mixture of Silly and Serious on this album
    • 2. IV by Led Zeppelin
      The gas runs out on Going to California, but all in all, a great album
    • 1. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      Every single solitary song is incredible. A shmorgish board of music and lyrics for your soul.

    Band on the Run, Songs in the Key of Life, The Stranger and Boston are also forces to be reckoned with as a band.
    By: rechinu'
    • 10. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zep
    • 9. A Night At The Opera by Queen
    • 8. Presence by Led Zep
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 5. Machine Head by Deep Purple
    • 4. Zepplin IV by Led Zep
      Great all around album, containg the greatest rock song ever: Stairway to heaven
    • 3. The Wall by Pink Floyd
      The sound of the album is inpecable, and the ideas that made up this album are fantastique.....
    • 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      The greatest concept album ever!!!
    • 1. Phisical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
      It's an all round extraordinary album, altough some might say that the second part of the album has tracks that are there just to feel the album...

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