Top Ten Best Albums of 1978


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1Queen - Jazz

Can't beat "Bicycle Race" - stevebobjo

2Van Halen - Van Halen

This should be #1. The debut to one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

3The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
4The Who - Who Are You
5The Cars - The Cars

One of the greatest debut albums of all time, this plays like a greatest hits album. One of the greatest ways to introduce new wave to the mainstream.

6The Rolling Stones - Some Girls

Led by the Stones' funky disco attempt ''Miss You'', the cool and calm ''Beast of Burden'', and the frantic, guitar driven ''Shattered'', this album stands as one of the Stones' last great studio efforts (besides 1980's ''Emotional Rescue'') before the mediocrity of the 80s set in.

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7Billy Joel - 52nd Street
8Blondie - Parallel Lines

Can't believe this album wasn't even in top 10 - way better than Queen's album.
Parallel Lines is classic - Irina2932

9Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
10Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine

The Contenders

11AC/DC - Powerage
12Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
13Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight

All it took was the release of smash hit live album ''At Budokan'' the following year for American audiences to really pay attention to this American band who had seemingly hit it big in Japan before their own home country. This album is considered Cheap Trick's best, and is led by the anthemic single ''Surrender''.

14Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
15Wire - Chairs Missing
16Rush - Hemispheres

Why does every one of this list have an album from queen or Michael jackson on 1st?

Nothing against them, is just that there are better bands - LucasMota

one of the last jewels of the 70's prog rock - diegokatabian

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17Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
18Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
19Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
20Ramones - Road to Ruin
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 2
2. Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
3. Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
1. Blondie - Parallel Lines
2. Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
3. Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
1. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
2. AC/DC - Powerage
3. The Cars - The Cars

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