Top Ten Albums of the Seventies

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    By: Chris
    • 10. Machine Head by Deep Purple
    • 9. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
    • 8. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
    • 7. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack by Bee Gees & Others
      Sorry, but it was a great album.
    • 6. Alive! by Kiss
      The greatest live album of all-time hands down.
    • 5. Who's Next by The Who
    • 4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
      What a great album.
    • 3. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 2. Dressed To Kill by Kiss
      Kiss' best album, not Destroyer!
    • 1. Van Halen by Van Halen
      The album that launched the 80's

    By: Tango Whiskyman
    • 10. Morrison Hotel by Doors
      Wonderful album, and the Doors� best along with their first two LPs.
    • 9. Just A Poke by Sweet Smoke
      Impressive album consisting only of two very complex songs.
    • 8. Share The Land by The Guess Who
      Some great songs from Canada�s premier band.
    • 7. Rebirth by Blonde On Blonde
      Masterpiece from this Welsh prog/art rock/folk band. Essential.
    • 6. Blast Furnace by Blast Furnace
      Very strong prog album from Denmark!
    • 5. The Going Is Easy by Greatest Show On Earth
      Very complex heavy prog with horns, blows away the likes of Zep & Purple. ;)
    • 4. Asylum by Cressida
      Fantastic art rock album from 1971!
    • 3. Tago Mago by Can
      Incredible stuff from Germany.
    • 2. Mr. Albert Show by Mr. Albert Show
      Great jazzy prog from the Netherlands.
    • 1. High Tide by High Tide
      Mind-blowing psych-freak-folk-prog from this great band!

    By: Evan Best
    • 10. John Ono Lennon Platic Ono Band by John Lennon
      first real Lp he did after the Beatle breakup. "mother" say's it all.
    • 9. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
      Solid all the way
    • 8. Exile On Mainstreet by Rolling Stones
      Just when we thought they were done.
    • 7. Who's Next by The Who
      Never could live up to the STones, Beatles and Zeppelin but did it right on this one.
    • 6. Machine Head by Deep Purple
      Jimmy Blackmore playing lead, Space truckin, Smoke on the Water and Lazy. They couldn't keep this one in stock.
    • 5. Led Zeppelin 1V by Led Zeppelin
      Page wasn't Clapton,Hendrix or Burton but he was pretty darn good.
    • 4. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
      3 LP set. First two Lp's great. George was only allowed one song per Beatle LP. Lots of material on this LP
    • 3. 12 Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit
      Natures Way, Mr. Skin........great Lp. If, have never heard this record GET IT.
    • 2. Band On The Run by Paul Mccarntey And Wings
      Jet, 1984, Helen Wheels etc, should of been a Beatle LP. Still sounds great today.
    • 1. Abbey Road by Beatles
      I know, releaesd in 1969 but this LP is so good its hard to beleive they Packed it in after this recording. It's still magic even today.

    By: Shaun Young
    • 10. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
      Actually, I don't nothing about the Grateful Dead, but they must have one of the biggest impact on American rock without never hitting it mainstream. They deserve my respect!
    • 9. First Aerosmith Album by Aerosmith
      Along with Kiss, they helped propell into the mainstream big time! Aerosmith actually has big time talent, my only problem is that they sometimes use to much of a blues sound, and I don't like feeling depressed
    • 8. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
      Mananimal with music to go along with wild stage antics!
    • 7. Van Halen by Van Halen
      The album doesn't talk about love, and the launching of the first metal awesome guitar solo!
    • 6. Double Vision by Foreigner
      Speaks for itself!
    • 5. Night Moves by Bog Segar
      The best in rock history who can touch all cultures and life situations with pure heart
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
      The best at singing in Harmony, and of course they have a song about James Dean on another album!
    • 3. Live: You Should Have Been There by Jimmy Buffet
      Living life the way its meant to be!
    • 2. Gold And Platnium by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Pure raw rock n' roll in which they all could knock your teeth out, and they also think a lot like kiss.
    • 1. Kiss Alive by Kiss
      First American/not british hard rock/metal band in America! They were the first to turn of the amps in America, and the first in which all four members would probably steal there own best friends wives and see nothing wrong with it.

    I'm tired of hearing about British rock! America needs respect! Music should be mostly positive and not tear in my beer all the time! If I had to pick a foriegn group it would be AC/DC because they are identical to Kiss!
    By: maddog
    • 10. Yes by Fragile
    • 9. Led Zepplin 4 (zoso) by Led Zepplin
    • 8. Animals by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Rolling Stones by Sticky Fingers
    • 6. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 5. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zepplin
    • 4. Who's Next by The Who
    • 3. Nevermind The Bullocks by Sex pistols
    • 2. Darkside Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Led Lepplin Ii by Led Zepplin

    By: Rob
    • 10. Elvis Presely The Sun Sessions by The King Of Rock N Roll!
      tho' the songs are pre 70 the album came out in the 70s and I believe it is a must have
    • 9. Never Mind The Bollocks Heres The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
    • 8. New York Dolls by New York Dolls
      years before the Clash and the Pistols
    • 7. Ramones by Ramones
    • 6. The Idiot by Iggy Pop
    • 5. Whos Next by The Who
    • 4. Ziggy Stardust And The Siders From Mars by David Bowie
      toss up with album #3 - did coin flips hear
    • 3. Transformer by Lou Reed
      An album ahead of its time
    • 2. Exile On Main Street by Rolling Stones
    • 1. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      I stuck with true albums of the 70s on this list and this bands album speeks for itself.

    nuff said
    By: Robin
    • 10. Aja by Steely Dan
    • 9. Band On The Run by Wings
    • 8. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
    • 7. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
    • 6. Tapestry by Carole King
    • 5. Goodbye Yellowbrick Road by Elton John
    • 4. Talking Book by Stevie Wonder
    • 3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
    • 2. Fulffillingness 1st Finale by Stevie Wonder
    • 1. What's Going On? by Marvin Gaye

    By: Alexis F.
    • 10. Saturday Night Fever OST by OST
    • 9. One Step Beyond... by Madness
    • 8. Nightflight To Venus by Boney M
    • 7. Superman The Movie OST by OST
    • 6. Life's A Party by The Michael Zager Band
    • 5. Bad Girls by Donna Summer
    • 4. Out Of The Blue by Electric Light Orchestra
    • 3. Encounters Of Every Kind by Meco
    • 2. The Wizard Of Oz by Meco
    • 1. Discovery by Electric Light Orchestra

    By: Rob
    • 10. Carole King by Carole King
      Or maybe 'Sweet baby James' by James Taylor
    • 9. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
    • 8. Molly Hatchet by Molly Hatchet
    • 7. Boston by Boston
    • 6. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
    • 5. Live At The Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
    • 4. Any Album by Led zeppelin
    • 3. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 1. Pronounced Leh-nerd sky-nerd by Lynyrd skynyrd

    Growing up in the 80's-90's (i'm 28), i'm only now discovering all the great Rock i've missed...
    By: Walter Richardson
    • 10. Fun House by The Stooges
    • 9. The 12 Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit
    • 8. Squeezing Out Sparks by Graham Parker
    • 7. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
    • 6. Physical Grafitti by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Who's Next by The Who
    • 4. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
    • 3. Band On The Run by Wings
    • 2. #1 Record by Big Star
    • 1. Tapestry by Carole King

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