Top Ten Best Albums of 1978

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The Top Ten

1 Queen - Jazz

Can't beat "Bicycle Race" - stevebobjo

Uh huh - iliekpiez

2 Van Halen - Van Halen

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

3 Genesis - And Then There Were Three
4 Tormato - Yes
5 Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
6 The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
7 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

Amazing band, best album

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

8 The Rolling Stones - Some Girls

Seriously, How is this not on here.

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.

9 The Who - Who Are You
10 Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine

The Newcomers

? Black Sabbath - Never Say Die!
? Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe

The Contenders

11 Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
12 Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
13 AC/DC - Powerage
14 Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
15 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.

Let the good times roll!

16 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''.

17 Wire - Chairs Missing
18 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

19 Judas Priest - Stained Class
20 Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
21 Ramones - Road to Ruin
22 Bob Dylan - Street Legal
23 Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On the Edge of Town
24 Dire Straits - Dire Straits
25 The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
26 Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
27 Olivia Newton-John - Totally Hot
28 David Gilmour - David Gilmour
29 Judas Priest - Killing Machine
30 Camel - Breathless
31 Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
32 Billy Joel - 52nd Street
33 Gerry Rafferty - City To City
34 Molly Hatchet - Molly Hatchet
35 Styx - Pieces of Eight
36 Kate Bush - Lionheart
37 Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

Great debut by a phenomenal artist

Should be in the top 5 - perfect album

38 Pyramid - The Alan Parsons Project
39 Richard Wright - Wet Dream
40 Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Love Beach
41 Big Star - 3rd
42 Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 2
43 10cc - Bloody Tourists
44 Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream
45 Klaus Schulze - "X"
46 Rainbow - Long Live Rock N' Roll
47 Bonnie Tyler - It's a Heartache
48 Sun Ra - Lanquidity
49 Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
50 Tina Turner - Rough
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Rush - Hemispheres
2. Judas Priest - Stained Class
3. David Gilmour - David Gilmour
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1. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 2
2. Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
3. Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
Irina2932
1. Queen - Jazz
2. Genesis - And Then There Were Three
3. Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
iliekpiez

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