Greatest Albums of the 70s

A decade full of wonder, what is the greatest album of the 70s?

The Top Ten

1 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

1,285 weeks on the charts. That's just under 25 years! The album spent 724 weeks on The Billboard 200, including 591 consecutive weeks from 1976 to 1988. Then in 1991, with the institution of the Pop Catalog chart, the album returned the chart where it has resided for the past 10 years almost entirely in the Top 10. Its closest rival is James Taylor's Greatest Hits, checking in at 573 weeks on the chart. James can expect to reach Pink Floyd's record number in about 13 1/2 years. Enough said? - QuarantineGames

This low? It's only the 3rd highest selling album ever, artistically beautiful. Philosophical and extremely innovative. Orchestrated so well, should be called "Beethoven 2"

WHAT? This is number 2 on the greatest albums ever list and not even number 2 here? Perfect album here!

Out of time. Sound and text fantastic.

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2 ABC - The Jackson 5 ABC - The Jackson 5

Having this album makes you believe the unbelievable, 5 brothers pulling up a very light, meaningful album... I honestly don't wanna single out from anyone of them, everyone got some talent from jackie, tito, jermaine, marlon... however young Michael Jackson is undeniably a fascination, like never before... a little kid singing far beyond his age... that's the distinction between talented, gifted and innate genuine talent, what Michael Jackson has is innate and genius, like magic... It just send you smiling with amazement all the time, he's just too good.. and... so cute

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3 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

Black Dog
When the levee breaks
Rock and Roll
Going to California
Oh yeah and a song they call "Stairway to Heavan"

Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Battle of Evermore, Misty Mountain Hop, Four Sticks, Going to California, When The Levee Breaks.

Stairway to Heaven. Nuff' Said. - Shanslay

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4 Little Queen - Heart
5 A Night at the Opera - Queen A Night at the Opera - Queen

Death on Two Legs - Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon- I'm in Love With My Car - You're My Best Friend - '39- Sweet Lady- Seaside Rendezvous- The Prophet's Song- Love of My Life- Good Company- Bohemian Rhapsody- God Save the Queen-

Can't beat that

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6 Dog & Butterfly - Heart Dog & Butterfly - Heart
7 Paranoid - Black Sabbath Paranoid - Black Sabbath
8 The Wall - Pink Floyd The Wall - Pink Floyd

Definitely the Wall - nothing like it except the Final Cut. Also Bee Gees Trafalgar and Rodreguez Cold Fact

9 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

I honestly think this beats darkside it the terms of Floyd

10 Who's Next - The Who Who's Next - The Who

On the rolling stone "500 Greatest Albums of all time" list this was ranked 28! The who at a height too high for Led Zeppelin to reach - matthewlong

Start to finish.. one of the greatest albums of All-Time

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 An Anthology - Duane Allman An Anthology - Duane Allman
12 London Calling - The Clash London Calling - The Clash

1. London Calling (The Clash)
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd)
3. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
4. Quadrophenia (The Who)
5. Master Of Reality (Black Sabbath)
6. Blood On The Tracks (Bob Dylan)
7. In Rock (Deep Purple)
8. Never Mind The Bollocks (Sex Pistols)
9. Zuma (Neil Young)
10. Exile On Main Street (Rolling Stones)

Like most of the great rockers they burned themselves out. Yet, what a ride on that comet it was. Rock is a rock does in any country. And they did it. - mgenet

definitely the greatest thing the 70's had to offer.

13 Animals - Pink Floyd Animals - Pink Floyd

the one pink floyd album that is not drugy like heck and its the best. 5 songs, 41 minutes of some of the greatest rock music ever created. released 1977. not like anything ever recorded -

14 Highway to Hell - AC/DC Highway to Hell - AC/DC

This album needs to be on the list. It's got classics like Highway to Hell, Girls Gotta rhythm, Shot down in flames, Night Prowler, and If you want blood ( You've got it. ) It was there first album to become big in the U. S and it was there last album with lead vocalist Bon Scott before he died. Put it on the list!

15 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
16 Ben - Michael Jackson Ben - Michael Jackson
17 Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin

Where's the love for this masterpiece. It is one the three best albums of all time. Led Zeppelin is not based on LZIV, They are based on this album and Kashmir.

18 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
19 Blood On the Tracks - Bob Dylan Blood On the Tracks - Bob Dylan
20 House Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin

It was going to be impossible to follow up Led Zeppelin 4, but they did it - matthewlong

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