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100 Greatest Rock Albums Of The 1970s

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Criteria: - These Albums are ranked, giving equal consideration for their impact, influence, immediate & lasting popularity, and acclaim from critics & musicians.
(This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' albums.)

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: Maria S.
Last Updated: 01-02-2007


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100 Greatest Rock Albums Of The 1970s
  1. What's Going On (1971) - Marvin Gaye
  2. Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) - Pink Floyd
  3. London Calling (1979) - The Clash
  4. Born To Run (1975) - Bruce Springsteen
  5. Exile On Main Street (1972) - Rolling Stones
  6. Innervisions (1973) - Stevie Wonder
  7. Led Zeppelin IV (1971) - Led Zeppelin
  8. Who's Next (1971) - The Who
  9. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) - Stevie Wonder
10. Rumours (1977) - Fleetwood Mac
11. Blue (1971) - Joni Mitchell
12. Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (1972) - David Bowie
13. There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - Sly And The Family Stone
14. Tapestry (1971) - Carole King
15. Paranoid (1970 )- Black Sabbath
16. The Wall (1979) - Pink Floyd
17. Blood On The Tracks (1975) - Bob Dylan
18. Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - Sex Pistols
19. Hotel California (1976) - The Eagles
20. Off the Wall (1979) - Michael Jackson
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) - Simon & Garfunkel
22. After The Goldrush (1970) - Neil Young
23. Ramones (1976) - Ramones
24. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) - Elton John
25. The Clash (1977) - The Clash
26. Plastic Ono Band (1970) - John Lennon
27. Talking Book (1972) - Stevie Wonder
28. This Year's Model (1978) - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
29. Sticky Fingers (1971) - Rolling Stones
30. Moondance(1970) - Van Morrison
31. A Night At The Opera (1975) - Queen
32. Van Halen (1978) - Van Halen
33. Horses (1975) - Patti Smith
34. Machine Head (1972) - Deep Purple
35. Harvest (1972) - Neil Young
36. My Aim Is True (1977) - Elvis Costello
37. Live at Leeds (1970) - The Who
38. Marquee Moon (1977) - Television
39. Black Sabbath (1970) - Black Sabbath
40. Unknown Pleasures (1979) - Joy Division
41. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977) - The Bee Gees
42. DéjàVu (1970) - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
43. Superfly (1972) - Curtis Mayfield
44. Low (1977) - David Bowie
45. Wish You Were Here (1975) - Pink Floyd
46. All Things Must Pass (1970) - George Harrison
47. Quadrophenia (1973) - The Who
48. Live at the Fillmore East (1971) - The Allman Brothers Band
49. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - Derek & The Dominos
50. Imagine (1971) - John Lennon
51. Physical Graffiti (1975) - Led Zeppelin
52. Abraxas (1970) - Santana
53. Cosmo's Factory (1970) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
54. Pearl (1971) - Janis Joplin
55. American Beauty (1970) - Grateful Dead
56. Fun House (1970) - Iggy Pop & the Stooges
57. Tumbleweed Connection (1970) - Elton John
58. Hunky Dory (1971) - David Bowie
59. Exodus (1977) - Bob Marley & the Wailers
60. Court and Spark (1974) - Joni Mitchell
61. In Rock (1970) - Deep Purple
62. The Stranger (1977) - Billy Joel
63. Fragile (1971) - Yes
64. Toys In The Attic (1975) - Aerosmith
65. Pronounced Leh'-nerd Skin-'nerd (1973) - Lynyrd Skynyrd
66. Aqualung (1971) - Jethro Tull
67. One Nation Under A Groove (1978) - Funkadelic
68. Let's Get It On (1973) - Marvin Gaye
69. Aja (1977) - Steely Dan
70. Boston (1976) - Boston
71. Call Me (1973) - Al Green
72. Mothership Connection (1976) - Parliament
73. Let It Be (1970) - The Beatles
74. Catch A Fire (1973) - Bob Marley & The Wailers
75. Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974) - Stevie Wonder
76. Heart Like A Wheel (1974) - Linda Ronstadt
77. Rocks (1976) - Aerosmith
78. Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) - Rod Stewart
79. Sweet Baby James (1970) - James Taylor
80. Bat Out Of Hell (1977) - Meat Loaf
81. Frampton Comes Alive (1976) - Peter Frampton
82. Parallel Lines (1979) - Blondie
83. Highway To Hell (1979) - AC/DC
84. Something/Anything (1972) - Todd Rundgren
85. Rocket To Russia (1977) - Ramones
86. Tea For The Tillerman (1970) - Cat Stevens
87. Trans-Europe Express (1977) - Kraftwerk
88. Eat A Peach (1972) - Allman Brothers Band
89. Band On The Run (1973) - Paul McCartney & Wings
90. Dreamboat Annie (1976) - Heart
91. The Cars (1978) - The Cars
92. Electric Warrior (1971) - T-Rex
93. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978) - Bruce Springsteen
94. Alive! (1975) - KISS
95. New York Dolls (1973) - New York Dolls
96. Running On Empty (1977) - Jackson Browne
97. Fleetwood Mac (1975) - Fleetwood Mac
98. Damn The Torpedoes (1979) - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
99. Rust Never Sleeps (1979) - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
100. Close To You (1970) - The Carpenters

101. For Your Pleasure (1973) - Roxy Music
102. I'm Still in Love With You (1972) - Al Green
103. Honky Chateau (1972) - Elton John
104. Workingman's Dead (1970) - Grateful Dead
105. Maggot Brain (1971) - Funkadelic
106. Close To The Edge (1972) - Yes
107. Houses Of The Holy (1973) - Led Zeppelin
108. The B-52's (1979) - The B-52's
109. Natty Dread (1974) - Bob Marley & The Wailers
110. L.A. Woman (1971) - The Doors
111. Sad Wings of Destiny (1976) - Judas Priest
112. Talking Heads: 77 (1977) - Talking Heads
113. Transformer (1972 )- Lou Reed
114. Sheer Heart Attack (1974) - Queen
115. Nightbirds (1974) - Labelle
116. Can't Get Enough (1974) - Barry White
117. There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973) - Paul Simon
118. Aladdin Sane (1973) - David Bowie
119. Outlandos D'Amour (1978) - The Police
120. Music of My Mind (1972) - Stevie Wonder
121. Pretzel Logic (1974) - Steely Dan
122. More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978) - Talking Heads
123. The Basement Tapes (1975) - Bob Dylan and the Band
124. Fresh (1973) - Sly and the Family Stone
125. Master Of Reality (1971) - Black Sabbath
126. Some Girls (1978) - Rolling Stones
127. Tubular Bells (1973) - Mike Oldfield
128. Al Green Gets Next to You (1971) - Al Green
129. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (1973) - Bruce Springsteen
130. Led Zeppelin III (1970) - Led Zeppelin
131. Desire (1976) - Bob Dylan
132. Grievous Angel (1974) - Gram Parsons
133. Station to Station (1976) - David Bowie
134. Night Moves (1976) - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
135. 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) - Eric Clapton
136. That's the Way of the World (1975) - Earth, Wind, & Fire
137. Curtis (1970) - Curtis Mayfield
138. Queen II (1974) - Queen
139. Bryter Layter (1970) - Nick Drake
140. Another Green World (1975) - Brian Eno
141. Sail Away (1972) - Randy Newman
142. Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) - Elton John
143. Look-Ka Py Py (1970) - The Meters
144. Berlin (1973) - Lou Reed
145. Tonight's the Night (1975) - Neil Young
146. 2112 (1976) - Rush
147. Roxy Music (1972) - Roxy Music
148. Back Stabbers (1972) - The O'Jays
149. Pink Moon (1972) - Nick Drake
150. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974) - Genesis
151. Reggatta de Blanc (1979) - The Police
152. Autobahn (1974) - Kraftwerk
153. Late for the Sky (1974) - Jackson Browne
154. 52nd Street (1978) - Billy Joel
155. Animals (1977) - Pink Floyd
156. Burnin' (1973) - Bob Marley and the Wailers
157. Raw Power (1973) - Iggy And The Stooges
158. Fear of Music (1979) - Talking Heads
159. Paul Simon (1972) - Paul Simon
160. Entertainment! (1979) - Gang of Four
161. The Eagles (1972) - The Eagles
162. Loaded (1970) - The Velvet Underground
163. Modern Lovers (1976) - Modern Lovers
164. Country Life (1974) - Roxy Music
165. 12 Songs (1970) - Randy Newman
166. The Pretender (1976) - Jackson Browne
167. Armed Forces (1979) - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
168. Can't Buy a Thrill (1972) - Steely Dan
169. Good Old Boys (1974) - Randy Newman
170. Radio City (1974) - Big Star
171. Pink Flag (1977) - Wire
172. Here, My Dear (1978) - Marvin Gaye
173. Slowhand (1977) - Eric Clapton
174. Thick As A Brick (1972) - Jethro Tull
175. At Budokan (1978) - Cheap Trick
176. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) - Devo
177. Back In The USA (1970) - MC5
178. Mott (1973) - Mott the Hoople
179. Here Come the Warm Jets (1973) - Brian Eno
180. Metal Box (1979) - Public Image Ltd
181. Heroes (1977) - David Bowie
182. #1 Record (1972) - Big Star
183. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974) - Richard and Linda Thompson
184. Tago Mago (1971) - Can
185. In Color (1977) - Cheap Trick
186. Bad Company (1974) - Bad Company
187. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973) - Bruce Springsteen
188. The World Is a Ghetto (1972) - War
189. Elton John (1970) - Elton John
190. The Specials (1979) - The Specials
191. Bad Girls (1979) - Donna Summer
192. Brothers And Sisters (1973) - Allman Brothers Band
193. Risque (1979) - Chic
194. The Modern Dance (1978) - Pere Ubu
195. Suicide (1977) - Suicide
196. Fly Like An Eagle (1976) - Steve Miller Band
197. Breakfast In America (1979) - Supertramp
198. Funky Kingston (1973) - Toots and the Maytals
199. Destroyer (1976) - KISS
200. Die Mensch Maschine (1978) - Kraftwerk

What's Going On


Dark Side Of The Moon


London Calling


Born To Run


Exile On Main Street


Innervisions


Led Zeppelin IV


Who's Next


Songs In The Key Of Life






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