Ranking My Favorite Albums of the Seventies

Often, I am asked by my friends what’s my favorite album, or what’s my favorite album of some decade or year. So, I did this big series that covered my 50 favorite albums over a 30-year period that I considered to be my wheelhouse back when my age was 7 through 36. Then, I got the bright idea to cover each decade, from the Sixties through the 2010s. Who knows? I might get a wild hair and list my Top 100 or so albums of all-time?!?! I’m crazy like that.

What I do know is that I am preparing another wheelhouse musical topic to cover, and that would be my favorite songs for each year during the same time period as before. Then, covering the best of each decade, as I am currently doing with the albums. Perhaps, I will tackle the big lists of albums and songs all together after the songs lists.

Whenever and whatever I do in future blogs, just realize that I am attempting to do a little entertainment and actually stimulate a little thought within each of you, my readers.

So, now, let’s get on with the countdown of the Seventies. Peace everybody!

100. AC/DC – Highway to Hell (1979)

99. Chic – Risqué (1979)

98. The Jam – All Mods Con (1978)

97. Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo (1978)

96. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979)

95. Bee Gees – Main Course (1975)

94. Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick (1977)

93. Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove (1978)

92. Michael Jackson – Off the Wall (1979)

91. Rush – 2112 (1976)

90. Roxy Music – Siren (1975)

89. David Bowie – Station to Station (1976)

88. Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Armed Forces (1979)

87. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)

86. Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees (1976)

85. Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell (1977)

84. Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac (1975)

83. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971)

82. Parliament – Mothership Connection (1975)

81. The B-52’s – The B-52’s (1979)

80. Ramones – Road to Ruin (1978)

79. Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)

78. Alice Cooper – School’s Out (1972)

77. Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado (1974)

76. Heart – Dreamboat Annie (1976)

75. Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run (1973)

74. The Stooges – Fun House (1970)

73. Raspberries – Fresh (1972)

72. Sly & the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On (1971)

71. The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)

70. Joni Mitchell – Blue (1971)

69. Ramones – Ramones (1976)

68. Todd Rundgren – Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (1971)

67. Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978)

66. Ramones – Rocket to Russia (1977)

65. Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead (1970)

64. Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies (1973)

63. Talking Heads – Talking Heads: 77 (1977)

62. Kiss – Destroyer (1976)

61. Queen – Sheer Heart Attack (1974)

60. Stevie Wonder – Innervisions (1973)

59. Paul Simon – Paul Simon (1972)

58. Kiss – Alive! (1975)

57. Cat Stevens – Tea for Tillerman (1970)

56. Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972)

55. Chic – C’est Chic (1977)

54. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Daryl Hall & John Oates (1975)

53. Van Morrison – It’s Too Late to Stop Now (1974)

52. Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972)

51. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)

50. Boston – Boston (1976)

49. Raspberries – Raspberries (1972)

48. Van Morrison – Moondance (1970)

47. Paul & Linda McCartney – Ram (1971)

46. George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970)

45. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (1973)

44. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu (1970)

43. The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street (1972)

42. John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

41. Elton John – Elton John (1970)

40. Bill Withers – Just as I Am (1971)

39. Talking Heads – Fear of Music (1979)

38. Queen – A Day at the Races (1976)

37. Neil Young – Harvest (1972)

36. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

35. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (1976)

34. Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)

33. Elvis Costello & the Attractions – This Year’s Model (1978)

32. Grateful Dead – American Beauty (1970)

31. The Knack – Get The Knack (1979)

30. Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness First Finale (1974)

29. Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)

28. Supertramp – Breakfast in America (1979)

27. The Rolling Stones – Some Girls (1978)

26. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Abandoned Luncheonette (1973)

25. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Damn the Torpedoes (1979)

24. Chicago – Chicago II (1970)

23. Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)

22. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)

21. Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything? (1972)

20. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)

19. Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick at Budokan (1978)

18. Big Star – Radio City (1974)

17. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

16. Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977)

15. The Who – Who’s Next (1971)

14. Carole King – Tapestry (1971)

13. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over Troubled Water (1970)

12. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)

11. Bee Gees & Others – Saturday Night Fever [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (1970)

10. Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

9. Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)

8. Big Star – #1 Record (1972)

7. The Cars – The Cars (1978)

6. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971)

5. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)

4. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

3. Queen – A Night at the Opera (1975)

2. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975)

1. The Clash – London Calling (1979)

I have an inkling that this list might cause some controversy, especially my friends who love hard rock. Remember, this countdown is simply one man’s opinion. Also, I have always swam against the current in all matters of life. It’s my modus operandi. What can I say?

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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