Top Ten Albums of the Seventies

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    By: Parker Gregory
    • 10. Catch A Fire by The Whailers
    • 9. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 6. 2112 by Rush
    • 5. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
    • 4. Vanhalen I by Vanhalen
    • 3. Boston by Boston
    • 2. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      My personal favorite album and favorite band.

    By: Buddha
    • 10. ZZ Top by Fandango!
      Awesome mix of live and studio tracks. The album is guarenteed to give to you a hard southern rock buzz.
    • 9. Rocks by Aerosmith
      Aerosmith may have been under the influence, but they also created the best music of thier career. Listen to this next to "get your grip" and you will be surprised it's the same band.
    • 8. The Cars by The Cars
      Brilliant pop-rock debut album. May be the best debut album ever, along with "are you experienced?" and "van halen 1"
    • 7. At Budokan by Cheap Trick
      Slam-bang live pop-rock classic. Every track will smoke you down to the filter.
    • 6. Billion Dollar Babies by Alice Cooper
      The concept, music, personality and humor of the album make it one of the most endearing. Criminally underrrated.
    • 5. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Sabbath's best, catchiest record ever. Every riff will grab you by the throat.
    • 4. IV by Led Zeppelin
      An artistic masterpiece. No filler here, every song is stunning.
    • 3. Alive! by KISS
      As a live band, they surpassed thier studio efforts and delivered a monstrous performance.
    • 2. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Every song is knock-out good. It never gets old too.
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      Conceptual and musical perfection.

    Worth mentioning: Robin Trower "bridge of sighs", funkadelic "maggot brain", allman brothers "at fillmore east", Rush "2112", Boston "Boston", Foghat "Live", Van Halen "Van Halen", Led Zeppelin "physical grafitti", Ramones "Ramones", Lynyrd Skynard "Pronounced..", Ted nugent "Ted Nugent",Peter Frampton "Frampton Comes Alive!"
    By: john browne
    • 10. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
      i think that this is better than "breakfast in america"
    • 9. Angel Station by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
      one of those albums that every track on it is enjoyable.
    • 8. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      ahead of its time no of the first records i ever owned.
    • 7. Harvest by Neil Young
      "old man" and "alabama" are standout tracks.
    • 6. Graffitti Crimes by Mi-sex
      possibly the only entry from new zealand on these pages.their debut album was their finest.
    • 5. Piledriver by Status Quo
      my favourite tracks are "o baby" and "big fat momma"
    • 4. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
      every band has a good album...this is theirs.
    • 3. Burn by Deep Purple
      an incredible album for david coverdale to make his debut.
    • 2. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
      title and opening track set the scene for this great album.
    • 1. Hall Of The Mountain Grill by Hawkwind
      the best album from the psychedelic space rockers.

    By: Mad hatter
    • 10. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Any of the first six Sabbath could be here, but Paranoid make it way trough by having three all time headbangin' anthems: War Pigs, Iron Man and Paranoid.
    • 9. Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      This compilation have the CCR songs everyone should know: Proud Mary, Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising, Run Through the Jungle and Have You Ever Seen the Rain.
    • 8. Demons & Wizards by Uriah Heep
      An often overlooked band. Too bad. Listen to this album, especially The Wizard and Rainbow Demon and tell me if they don't deserved to be in the same level as Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and Deep Purple.
    • 7. Sticky Fingers by Rolling Stones
      The third on the line of the four Stones masterpieces (the others being Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed and Exile On Main Street). Brown Sugar, Sway, Wild Horses, Dead Flowers, Sister Morphine and Moonlight Mile certainly make my day more happy.
    • 6. Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      One of the finest debut albuns ever. Simple Mand, Tuesday's Gone and Free Bird set the tone.
    • 5. Never Mind The Bollocks by Sex Pistols
      You can say whatever you want abou the Pistols, but you cant' deny the importance of the band. Their influence still can be heard to these days.
    • 4. The Clash (US version) by The Clash
      The Ramones came first, and the Pistols were more famous, but The Clash were the definitive punk band. And their debut album was their definitive album.
    • 3. Who's Next by The Who
      Any album who has Baba O'Riley, Won't Get Fooled Again and Behind Blue Eyes deserve to be on this list. Quadrophenia deserved be here as well, though.
    • 2. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
      My personal Zep's favorite. Yeah, I know IV is a way more famous, and contain Stairway, but this contain Kashmir, In the Light and In My Time of Dying, three of the best songs ever recorded.
    • 1. Machine Head by Deep Purple
      Highway Star, Smoke on the Water, Never Before, Lazy, Space Truckin'. Enough said.

    Overkill (Motörhead), Boston (Boston), Not Fragile (Bachman-Turner Overdrive), Van Halen (Van Halen), Lust for Life (Iggy Pop), Welcome to My Nightmare (Alice Cooper), Alive! (Kiss), Tres Hombres (ZZ Top) and many others deserved to be in the list as well.
    By: naf
    • 10. Don't Look Back by Boston
      Good songs on here too.
    • 9. American Woman by The Guess Who
      They are definitely the best Canadian band.
    • 8. Outlandos d'Amour by The Police
      This album contains their best song, 'Roxanne'.
    • 7. Ramones by Ramones
      Definitely the best punk rock album ever made.
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Good songs from 'Hotel California' to 'Life In The Fast Lane'
    • 5. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
      Best hard rock album ever.
    • 4. Aerosmith by Aerosmith
      Dream On is their best song.
    • 3. Who's Next by The Who
      Some amazing songs on this album.
    • 2. Boston by Boston
      Great songs. Tom Scholz is amazing.
    • 1. Let It Be by The Beatles
      Great album. Amazing songs.

    By: Evan Rose
    • 10. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
      It was so hard to choose, but Some Girls was on of my first albums I bought. It's an amazing album and they made it come alive!
    • 9. Layla by Derek And The Dominos
      With Clapton on lead and Allman(Skydog) on Slide, they together created an amazing 14 piece set
    • 8. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
      Not a bad song on the record. This shows David Bowie at his very best.
    • 7. Eat A Peach by The Allman Brothers Band
      While everybody is saying that Dark Side of The Moon is the greatest of all time, Eat A Peach leaves Floyd in the dust. It also is the first record with Duane Allman included on every track. Dedicated to a Brother...Duane Allman
    • 6. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
      No kidding the album sold over 17 million copies.
    • 5. Boston by Boston
      Every song is a masterpiece.
    • 4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      The longest album THAT has every song titled as "GOLD".
    • 3. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
      This is the album that you can listen to forever and never get tired or bored of it.
    • 2. So Far by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
      Back in 74', a miracle happened. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released one of the greatest albums of all time
    • 1. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
      The guitar work on this album is incredible. Theres no way anyone is better than Duane or Dickey when there combined.

    The 60's and 70's were obvioulily the greatest decades, but we just have to keep these band and album from dying out!
    By: Gregg Orange
    • 10. Van Halen by Van Halen 1
      So shoot me, this is a great party album and Eddie changed rock guitar forever. I am not a huge Van Halen fan either but credit must be given where credit is due. Whatever happened to Van Halen anyway? God, they ended up sucking later on....
    • 9. Rolling Stones by Exile On Main Street
      Double album recorded In Keith's basement while everyone was getting smashed on....whatever. Contains several masterpieces.
    • 8. Led Zeppelin 3 by Led Zeppelin
      One of the only rock bands that could actually pull off moody, mellow tunes that didn't end up sounding like stupid, contrived-high-school- sweetheart-makeout-ballads.
    • 7. Black Sabbath Volume 4 by Black Sabbath
      These guys started metal, I don't care what anyone says. I think this one is their doom-metal best.
    • 6. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
      Punk masterpiece. Either you get it or you don't so there is little use in me trying to elaborate on it any further to the uninitiated.
    • 5. Live At Leeds by The Who
      My favorite Who record and it should be yours too. The Who live and at their bombastic, unadulterated, arm-swinging power chord best.
    • 4. Sticky Fingers by Rolling Stones
      "Brown Sugar", "Bitch" and "Sway" all on one record? Need I say more?
    • 3. Physical Grafitti by Led Zeppelin
      Mid-seventies Led Zeppelin double album has enough rock gems on it to qualify it as their best in my humble opinion.
    • 2. Back In Black by Ac/Dc
      Yeah, okay it came out in 1980, so what? Close enough. Ac/Dc's best album to date. Gutbucket rock and roll. If this album doesn't make you want to go out and buy a Gibson SG and a Marshall stack then nothing will.
    • 1. Never Mind The Bollocks by Sex Pistols
      Crude, obnoxious, barbaric, simplistic, sociopolitical and great rock and roll. Made everything that came before it seem somewhat trite.

    I hate Pink Floyd!
    By: bob costill
    • 10. Tonights The Night by Neil Young
      the protto punk gets the blues...well it looks like a sad neil was a good thing cause this album is an unflinching look at rock musician excess... and the results if neils lofgren aint the best guitar player nobody knows well mmmmmmbbblllllllmumble.....some of this thing is really child like and innocent so that just stands out against the darker main gotta be really drunk or fucked up to play this kinda music this good....and it dont hurt when ya listin to it either danny whitton shoul be proud
    • 9. Lieg And Leif by Fairport Convention
      if the gratefull dead were from england this album would be there american beauty...electric take on english traditional music...spiced up by richard thompson screaming strat tones and sandy dennys angelic vocals....jethro tull swhould send these guys a check for creating this soung...but tull made mony off it
    • 8. Power And The Glory by Gentle Giant
      a personnel pick!but...i gotta say....probably the best all around band i ever heard .inspired writing././hair on fire playing.....a very simple drummer playing some very odd time signatures!!!prog rock with balls!!i saw these guys alot live ...and i gotta say the best show i ever saw!!!!all five guys can play all the instrumsnts and during the show they would switch off ...just the best shulman bros forever....if just one band could come back from retiremant this would be my vote.oh and this is a very good album but its hard to pick just one from these guys
    • 7. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      how many guitarist learned their instruments to thia disc...this album showed that anyone could rock!!!!!!you didnt have to be a great guitarist to play this stuff.....but it sounded great anyway..populist rock waaaaay>before punk!!!ozzy was never better!!!!!
    • 6. Back To The Bars by Todd Rundgren
      ive heard this album put down alot in reviews and i think its outa print .but!!!!!!to me its a gem the guitar playing is stellar i mean why todd doesnt get his fair respect as a guitar god i don t understand......some of the guit crazziness on this album will have ya mumbling to yourselfzen archer anyone,,...add some great harmonys buy la,s eliteand a batch of the best pop tunes ever and just for fun why not one up motown and you have the recipe for one fun ride!
    • 5. Humble Pie by Rockin The Filmore
      ive worn this album out 4 times .just plain and simple some of the best pure rock ever put to tape!!!!!!before frampton came alive he was arguable the best guitar player out there!!!!!!i i thinnk he was like 17 years old on this tour and he is amazin...also steve marriott sings his heart out here i love it!!!!!!
    • 4. Killer by Alice Cooper
      hard rock with a sense of humor.and horror...this album has aged very nicely..the playing sounds amazing and the recording is amazingly clean!thanks ezrinn!!!!!i swear this band was tighter than ziggy era bowies band.....the guitar player shreds....oh well a lost gem for sure!!!!!!
    • 3. Close To The Edge by Yes
      the sountrak of many an inner voyage...hobbit music at its best!!!the playing is virtuosso...the ideas are amazing the chills palpable!!!bribgs ya back to a time when we all were young knights bent on chivalry...and we called or girlfriends our ladies'''''ha what a time ...the mind reels!!
    • 2. The Band (brown Album) by The Band
      almost perfect it doesnt rock real hard...but it creats a world that you think you know the american south as seen from a canadian percspective....sorta .tanks levon for let robbie tell the tale
    • 1. Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
      as good as prog got....though it does rock hard in spots the (cage) and (lamb lies)....also has some crazziness....great lyrics.....very visual sounding album you can see it as you listen.a concept album with a a double album ever .

    yea theres this band called (Gong).ah never mind.see ya!!!!!
    By: Gabriel
    • 10. Never Mind The Bullocks by Sex Pistols
    • 9. Joe's Garage by Frank Zappa
    • 8. A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio Desligado by Mutantes
    • 7. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 6. Rocket To Russia by Ramones
    • 5. Machine Head by Deep Purple
    • 4. London Calling by The Clash
    • 3. The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 1. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin

    By: KINS
    • 10. Fragile by Yes
    • 9. A Wizard, A True Star by Todd Rundgren
    • 8. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 7. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
    • 6. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
    • 5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Abandoned Luncheonette by Darrel Hall & John Oates
    • 3. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 2. IN-A-GODDA-DA-VIDA by Iron Butterfly
    • 1. Tea For The Tlllerman by Cat Stevens

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