Top Ten Albums of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite albums from the 70s?
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By: will greene
- 10. Desire by Bob Dylan
i just got this album today and its a good album
- 9. 2112 by Rush
i like it
- 8. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
N.I.B has the coolest vocals ever thats why i picked this album
- 7. Live At Leeds by The Who
i think this band has the dumbest band name ever but it worked so whatever this is the best live album ever
- 6. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
- 5. Queen by Queen
1st album and the heaviest
- 4. News Of The World by Queen
can you tell they are my favorite band
- 3. Jazz by Queen
i had to download this one off of itunes because i couldnt fine it in stores those bastards at walmart and bestbuy and such should sell it because it would be big
- 2. A Day At The Races by Queen
- 1. A Night At The Opera by Queen
every song on this record couldve been a single(excluding lazing on a sunday afternoon)
By: Dan Best
- 10. Rumors by Fleetwood mac
still sounds good today.
- 9. Silk Degrees by Box Scaggs
Lowdown, a different style LP with class.
- 8. Breakfast In America by Super tramp
solid Lp, take the long way home. Great LP cover also.
- 7. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
George was not just another Beatle. Loaded with fine tunes, including Bob Dylan written material.
- 6. They Only Come Out At Night by Edgar Winter
Bought two copies of this one. Wore the first one out. Free Ride, and Just hanging around jump out at you on this LP
- 5. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
A true song writer. This Lp never grows old.
- 4. Some Girls by Rolling Stones
Just when we though they were all done they put together a solid LP
- 3. Led Zeppelin 1V by Led Zeppelin
- 2. Band On The Run by Wings
Lp showed Paul could put together a solid Lp without John
- 1. Good Bye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
This is solid all the way through. Elton at his best.
By: Scott Bakke
- 10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
Great sound on this album. Some classic cuts including the title track, "Walk This Way", and "Sweet Emotion". If the boys were on drugs for this album, then they should have never quit.
- 9. Desolation Boulavard by Sweet
This was the first album I ever bought and it still has a place near and dear to my heart. There isn't a weak track on it and it has two great singles in "Ballroom Blitz" and "Fox On the Run".
- 8. Alive by Kiss
The greatist live album ever! Even though I know now that a lot of this album was a studio creation, I can still listen to it and feel that I'm in the third row at a Kiss concert. This perfectly captures the energy that was lacking in the bands first three studio releases.
- 7. Love It To Death by Alice Cooper
On Alice Cooper's third album, a then unknown producer named Bob Ezrin gave the group a direction that before had been lacking. The single "I'm Eighteen" gave them their first top 40 hit and pushed Alice Cooper into America's mainstream.
- 6. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
This was the album that put these guys over the top. I would have loved to see what they would have done if Bon Scott wouldn't have died.
- 5. We Sold Our Soul For Rock & Roll by Black Sabbath
The best of the greatist hits albums of the 70's. Sabbath defined heavy metal music and would become the template for countless groups for the next 30 years.
- 4. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
Although many consider their untitled fourth album to be their best, I think "Physical Graffiti" is easily their strongest effort. A double disc that consistently delivers, this showcases the band at their peak.
- 3. The Wall by Pink Floyd
A masterpiece! It lacks the polish of DSotM but makes up for it in emotion. Great production with Bob Ezrin co-producing with Roger Waters and David Gilmour.
- 2. Destroyer by Kiss
I love this band and all of their albums. With producer Bob Ezrin at the helm, this was their finest hour. Thirty years later, "Detroit Rock City" can still get my blood pumping as much as the first time I heard it.
- 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
A true classic. If I were on a desert island and could pick only one album, this would be it.
There were many other great groups from that era: Blue Oyster Cult - Never put out a bad album. Van Halen - Their debut album makes #11 on my list. Thin Lizzy - One of the most under-rated groups of all time. Judas Priest - Although they hit their stride in the 80's, they got their start in the 70's. ( Listen to "Unleashed In the East" ) Plus many more, ELO, Foreigner, Boston, Styx, Rush, Lynard Skynard, just to name a few.
By: Marc A.
- 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
The greates country rock and roll band of all time.
- 9. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
- 8. Harvest by Neil Young
Crosby, Stills, and Nash were holding Young back.
- 7. The Wall by Pink Floyd
Simply put, amazing!
- 6. Who Are You by The Who
Keith Moon's last album with The Who.
- 5. Who's Next by The Who
This album is perfect from start to finish.
- 4. Imagine by John Lennon
The title says it all.
- 3. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is from my home town.
- 2. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
Roger Waters is a god.
- 1. Quadrophenia by The Who
This album is years ahead of its time.
By: Ryan Jenkins
- 10. Live At Leeds by The Who
It's not really the 70s until you throw in some of =The Who.
- 9. Let It Be by The Beatles
Let it be, the long and winding road, get back, across the universe... wait a minute, maybe this should be #1.
- 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Title track is one of the best ever. You just don't hear music like that anymore.
- 7. Grateful Dead by Workingman's Dead
Virtually a second edition to American Beauty, and almost as good. Maybe even better, but who's keeping up.
- 6. Led Zepplin by Physical Graffiti
More complete from start to finish than Zoso(IV) or Houses of the Holy, but not by much
- 5. Sticky Fingers by Rolling Stones
The album title and the cover alone make it one of the best.
- 4. Neil Young by Rust Never Sleeps
Some real great acoustic work and some interesting glimpses into what is to become. The electric guitar on this album was like none ever done before.
- 3. Neil Young by Decade
This is cheating because it's a double greatest hit album, but it's so good it needs to be on lists like this.
- 2. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
The Dead at their finest. Some of the best melodies and lyrics in the history of rock n' roll.
- 1. Exile On Main St. by Rolling Stones
The number 1 album of any decade.
By: paul santos
- 10. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
Powerhouse by ian anderson
- 9. A New World Record by ELO
hit after hit
- 8. Hotel California by Eagles
A touch of joe walsh and the eagles fly
- 7. A Night At The Opera by Queen
Still the most interesting queen album of all time.
- 6. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
- 5. Made In Japan by Deep Purple
Greatest live album ever made
- 4. Sticky Fingers by Rolling Stones
Mick Taylor lifts the stones to a new level
- 3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band
- 2. Rumours by Fleetwood mac
Everything came together with this one.
- 1. Rocks by Aerosmith
Outstanding, sounds like they had no interest in pleasing anybody but themselves with this one. still sounds fresh today.
ask me again next week and you may see "Led zep IV" "Who's Next", "Dark side of the moon" "Aja" "Live at the budokan" "Even in the quietest moments" "Toys in the Attic" "Machine head" "Dreamboat annie" "A farewell to kings" in my list.
By: Ashley Blair
- 10. The Car's by The Car's
Great debute from New Wave's second best band.
- 9. Risque by Chic
AMAZING FUNK, DANCE MUSIC.....GOOD TIMES VOTED ONE OF THE 40 BEST SONGS EVER.
- 8. Elton John by Captain Fantastic
KOOL KUTS, BY A KOOL KAT.....HONKY CAT
- 7. Eat To The Beat by Blondie
The followup to Parallel Lines, these is a awesome album of hard driving new wave-rock. Dreaming, Union City Blues and Atomic, are outstanding songs. Dreaming once considered one of the finest songs ever written. Produced by Mike Chapman.
- 6. In The Heat Of The Night by Pat Benatar
Great debute produced by Mike Chapman. She has never been as good since.
- 5. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
Great album by a great band.
- 4. Blondie by Blondie
In my opinion the best debute album ever recorded. Punk rock-new wave peaked with Blondie's debute. Rip her to shreds and X offender are two of punk's best ever.
- 3. Get The Knack by The Knack
Yet another awesome debute, great New Wave Rock. My Sharona and Good Girls don't. The fastest selling debute album ever. Gold in 6 days in the USA. #1 Album and Song of 1979.
- 2. Saturday Night Fever by Bee Gee's and Yvonne Elliman
What can you say, a great album. The bee gee's are simply at their incredible best here.
- 1. Parallel Lines by Blondie
Absolutely the best album of the 1970's, groundbreaking sounds, awesome catchy power pop-rock. Heart of Glass and One way or Another are two of Rock's best ever nuggets. This album has now sold 21.7 million copies Internationally as of Oct 2006, and is #37 all time seller.
The Car's "Candy-O"
By: Russ Klepper
- 10. Book Of Dreams by The Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller has to be in here somewhere! To me "Book of Dreams" and "Fly Like an Eagle" were really just one double album. I saw an interview with Steve recently and he said he worked on both albums simultaniously, really just treated them as one album but decided against releasing a double album. Actually I could put "The Steve Miller Band's Greatest Hits" here and not lose much. There were a lot of wonderful "Greatest Hits" albums in the '70s.
- 9. Out Of The Blue by The Electric Light Orchestra
"A New World Record" was probably ELO's big break-out album though some could argue it was "Face the Music". I always felt "Out of the Blue" was one of the very few great double albums (The White Album,Goodbye Yellowbrick Road,Wings Over America,All Things Must Pass,The Wall,etc.).
- 8. Goodbye Yellowbrick Road by Elton John
I saw Elton live in Las Vegas @ Caesars Palace this summer and it was GREAT!!!
- 7. The Best Of The Doobies Brothers by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobies were awesome before awesome became awesome!
- 6. Peter Frampton by Frampton Comes Alive
One of the best, if not THE best, live albums EVER!
- 5. Boston by Boston
The greatest debut album for any band in the decade. The entire album rocks. Not a bad song in the bunch.
- 4. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
- 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
Their "Greatest Hits 71-76" would fit here as well.
- 2. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
Still the best Mac album ever.
- 1. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
What can I say? McCartney proved he could write and play great songs without the other Beatles and from his previous release 1972's "Red Rose Speedway" up until 1982's "Tug of War" he was on one hell of a run! Most artists would be happy with the success of just one of Paul's albums!
Not really in order but they are what pop into my head. 1976/77 was a GREAT couple of years for rock music. I could easily add some Moody Blues,Bob Seger,Billy Joel,Eric Clapton,The Bee Gees,Stevie Wonder,BTO,oh hell....the list goes on and on!
- 10. Crossing The Red Sea by Adverts
- 9. Made In Japan by Deep Purple
- 8. A Kick Inside by Kate Bush
- 7. Electric Jewels by April Wine
- 6. London Calling by Clash
- 5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
- 4. Dreams by Grace Slick
- 3. second Album by Pavlov´s Dog
- 2. 2112 by Rush
- 1. Pemperial Menial by Pavlov´s Dog
By: Yavuz Tamer
- 10. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
- 9. Let It Be by Beatles
- 8. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
- 7. Fragile by Yes
- 6. A Night At The Opera by Queen
- 5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
- 4. Greatest Hits by Simon And Garfunkel
- 3. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
- 2. Black Sabbath by Sabbath Blody Sabbath
- 1. The Wall by Pink Floyd
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