Top Ten Best Albums of 1978

The Top Ten Best Albums of 1978

Queen - Jazz

Can't beat "Bicycle Race" - stevebobjo

Uh huh - iliekpiez

Van Halen - Van Halen

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

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

Genesis - And Then There Were Three
Tormato - Yes
Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
The Who - Who Are You
AC/DC - Powerage

The Contenders

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.

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!

Wire - Chairs Missing
Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
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''.

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

Judas Priest - Stained Class
Camel - Breathless
Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
Ramones - Road to Ruin
Bob Dylan - Street Legal
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On the Edge of Town
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
Olivia Newton-John - Totally Hot
Judas Priest - Killing Machine
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Gerry Rafferty - City To City
Billy Joel - 52nd Street
Molly Hatchet - Molly Hatchet Molly Hatchet is an American Southern hard rock band that formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1971. The band was founded by guitarist Dave Hlubek in 1971.
Styx - Pieces of Eight
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

Great debut by a phenomenal artist

Should be in the top 5 - perfect album

Kate Bush - Lionheart
Pyramid - The Alan Parsons Project
David Gilmour - David Gilmour
Richard Wright - Wet Dream
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Love Beach
Klaus Schulze - "X"
Big Star - 3rd
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 2
10cc - Bloody Tourists
Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream
Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe
Bonnie Tyler - It's a Heartache
Sun Ra - Lanquidity
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
Tina Turner - Rough
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