I Love The Seventies: My Top 200 Albums from the “Me” Decade

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I decided to do a quick wrap up of my favorite albums from the Seventies, that decade of polyester leisure suits, high-heeled sneakers and acting like a queen (my apologies to Cheech & Chong). So, here it is! My Top 200 Albums of the Seventies.

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  1. The Clash – London Calling (1979)
  2. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975)
  3. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
  4. Cheap Trick – At Budokan (1979)
  5. Big Star – #1 Record (1972)
  6. Queen – A Night at the Opera (1975)
  7. The Rolling Stones – Some Girls (1978)
  8. Kiss – Destroyer (1976)
  9. Ramones – Ramones (1976)
  10. Queen – A Day at the Races (1976)
  11. Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Armed Forces (1979)
  12. Ramones – Rocket to Russia (1977)
  13. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)
  14. Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977)
  15. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (1976)
  16. Talking Heads – Fear of Music (1979)
  17. Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
  18. Boston – Boston (1976)
  19. The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street (1972)
  20. Cheap Trick – In Color (1977)
  21. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979)
  22. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)
  23. Alice Cooper – School’s Out (1972)
  24. The Clash – The Clash (1977)
  25. Ramones – Road to Ruin (1978)
  26. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
  27. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over Troubled Water (1970)
  28. Raspberries – Raspberries (1972)
  29. Led Zeppelin – IV (1971)
  30. Kiss – Alive! (1975)
  31. The Knack – Get the Knack (1979)
  32. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Abandoned Luncheonette (1973)
  33. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  34. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971)
  35. Rush – 2112 (1976)
  36. The Stooges – Funhouse (1970)
  37. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu (1970)
  38. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Daryl Hall & John Oates (1975)
  39. David Bowie – Station to Station (1976)
  40. Thin Lizzy – Jail Break (1976)
  41. The Who – Who’s Next (1971)
  42. Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)
  43. Led Zeppelin – III (1970)
  44. Big Star – Radio City (1974)
  45. Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)
  46. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
  47. Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
  48. The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)
  49. Heart – Dreamboat Annie (1976)
  50. Cheap Trick – Heaven Tonight (1978)
  51. Talking Heads – 77 (1977)
  52. Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More from the Road (1976)
  53. Raspberries – Starting Over (1974)
  54. Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976)
  55. The Jam – In the City (1977)
  56. David Bowie – “Heroes” (1977)
  57. Parliament – Mothership Connection (1975)
  58. Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever OST (1977)
  59. Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972)
  60. The Cars – The Cars (1978)
  61. Electric Light Orchestra – Face the Music (1975)
  62. Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978)
  63. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
  64. Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
  65. Randy Newman – Good Old Boys (1974)
  66. Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell (1977)
  67. Carole King – Tapestry (1971)
  68. Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
  69. Bob Dylan & the Band – The Basement Tapes (1975)
  70. Queen – Jazz (1978)
  71. Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)
  72. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – You’re Gonna Get It! (1978)
  73. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
  74. Michael Jackson – Off the Wall (1979)
  75. Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978)
  76. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Street Survivors (1977)
  77. Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac (1975)
  78. The Jam – All Mod Cons (1978)
  79. Daryl Hall & John Oates – X-Static (1979)
  80. Queen – Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
  81. Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model (1978)
  82. Iggy & the Stooges – Raw Power (1973)
  83. The Police – Regatta de Blanc (1979)
  84. The Band – The Last Waltz (1978)
  85. Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
  86. Nick Lowe – Jesus of Cool (1978)
  87. The Police – Outlandos d’Amour (1978)
  88. Chic – Risqué (1979)
  89. Neil Young – After the Gold Rush (1970)
  90. Van Morrison – It’s Too Late to Stop Now (1974)
  91. Steely Dan – Aja (1977)
  92. Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
  93. Chic – C’est Chic (1978)
  94. Elton John – Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
  95. Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything? (1972)
  96. Jimmy Cliff and Others – The Harder They Come OST (1972)
  97. Van Morrison – Moondance (1970)
  98. Led Zeppelin – In Through the Out Door (1979)
  99. Supertramp – Breakfast in America (1979)
  100. AC/DC – Highway to Hell (1979)
  101. The B-52’s – The B-52’s (1979)
  102. Billy Joel – The Stranger (1977)
  103. Lynyrd Skynyrd – (pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) (1973)
  104. Todd Rundgren – Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (1971)
  105. Paul Simon – There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973)
  106. Kraftwerk – The Man Machine (1978)
  107. Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
  108. David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World (1970)
  109. Richard Hell & the Voidoids – Blank Generation (1977)
  110. Bee Gees – Main Course (1975)
  111. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping (1974)
  112. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (1973)
  113. Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  114. Stevie Wonder – Fullfillingness’ First Finale (1974)
  115. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
  116. Bob Dylan & The Band – Before the Flood (1974)
  117. Elton John – Madman Across the Water (1971)
  118. Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado (1974)
  119. Joni Mitchell – Blue (1971)
  120. Sly & the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On (1971)
  121. Van Morrison – Saint Dominic’s Preview (1972)
  122. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natty Dread (1974)
  123. Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)
  124. Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead (1970)
  125. Todd Rundgren – Runt (1970)
  126. T. Rex – Electric Warrior (1971)
  127. Laura Nyro – Gonna Take a Miracle (1971)
  128. Elton John – Honky Chateau (1972)
  129. David Bowie – Aladdin Sane (1973)
  130. Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976)
  131. Gram Parsons – GP (1973)
  132. Raspberries – Fresh (1972)
  133. Elton John – Caribou (1974)
  134. Bill Withers – Just as I Am (1971)
  135. Randy Newman – Sail Away (1972)
  136. The Band – Stage Fright (1970)
  137. Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972)
  138. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together (1972)
  139. The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up (1971)
  140. Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind (1972)
  141. Marvin Gaye – Trouble Man (1972)
  142. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory (1970)
  143. Chic – Chic (1977)
  144. Parliament – The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein (1976)
  145. Todd Rundgren – A Wizard, a True Star (1973)
  146. Jackson Browne – Late for the Sky (1974)
  147. Patti Smith – Horses (1975)
  148. Derek & the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
  149. Eagles – Hotel California (1976)
  150. Iggy Pop – Lust for Life (1977)
  151. Daryl Hall & John Oates – War Babies (1974)
  152. The Rolling Stones – It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (1974)
  153. Elton John – Elton John (1970)
  154. Raspberries – Side 3 (1973)
  155. Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel (1974)
  156. The Rolling Stones – Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! (1970)
  157. The Doobie Brothers – What We Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974)
  158. Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run (1973)
  159. Electric Light Orchestra – A New World Record (1976)
  160. The J. Geils Band – The Morning After (1971)
  161. Steve Miller Band – Fly like an Eagle (1976)
  162. The Runaways – The Runaways (1976)
  163. The Isley Brothers – 3+3 (1973)
  164. David Bowie – Low (1977)
  165. The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)
  166. Paul Simon – Paul Simon (1972)
  167. New York Dolls – New York Dolls (1973)
  168. Rufus featuring Chaka Khan – Rufus (1975)
  169. The Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies (1971)
  170. The Who – Live at Leeds (1970)
  171. David Bowie – Young Americans (1975)
  172. Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action (1975)
  173. Badfinger – Straight Up (1971)
  174. Rush – Rush (1974)
  175. Dwight Twilley Band – Sincerely (1975)
  176. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)
  177. Neil Young – Harvest (1972)
  178. Blondie – Blondie (1976)
  179. The Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action (1976)
  180. Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information (1974)
  181. Neil Young – On the Beach (1974)
  182. Kiss – Kiss (1974)
  183. The O’Jays – Ship Ahoy (1973)
  184. Feelgood – Down by the Jetty (1975)
  185. The Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head (1971)
  186. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973)
  187. Bob Seger – Live Bullet (1976)
  188. Kiss – Love Gun (1977)
  189. The Band – Rock of Ages (1972)
  190. David Bowie – Hunky Dory (1971)
  191. The Doobie Brothers – The Captain and Me (1973)
  192. Iggy Pop – The Idiot (1977)
  193. AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)
  194. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps (1979)
  195. Todd Rundgren – Hermit of Mink Hollow (1978)
  196. Cheap Trick – Dream Police (1979)
  197. Blondie – Eat to the Beat (1979)
  198. Doobie Brothers – Minute by Minute (1978)
  199. Ace Frehley – Ace Frehley (1978)
  200. Styx – Pieces of Eight (1978)

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Well, ladies and gentlemen. That’s the Seventies according to the folks at If My Albums Could Talk. Monday, it’s back to the present, though the week my be short on entries. I will be taking some time away from the blog at the end of the week and into the following week as some elderly relatives will need some assistance from us. Keep on rockin’ in the free world!

Author: ifmyalbumscouldtalk

I am just a long-time music fan who used to be a high school science teacher and a varsity coach of several high school athletic teams. Before that, I worked as a medical technologist at three hospitals in their labs, mainly as a microbiologist. I am retired/disabled (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome), and this is my attempt to remain a human. Additionally, I am a serious vinyl aficionado, with a CD addiction and a love of reading about rock history. Finally, I am a fan of Prince, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty, R.E.M., Hall & Oates, Springsteen, Paul Weller & his bands and Power Pop music.

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