Top Ten Best Albums of 1978

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The Top Ten

1 Queen - Jazz

Can't beat "Bicycle Race" - stevebobjo

2 Van Halen - Van Halen

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

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

6 The 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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7 Genesis - And Then There Were Three
8 Tormato - Yes
9 Billy Joel - 52nd Street
10 Blondie - Parallel Lines

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

The Contenders

11 Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
12 Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
13 AC/DC - Powerage
14 Cheap 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''.

15 Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
16 Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
17 Wire - Chairs Missing
18 Rush - 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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19 Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
20 Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
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