Top Ten Best Albums of 1978

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The Top Ten

1 Queen - Jazz Queen - Jazz

Can't beat "Bicycle Race" - stevebobjo

2 Van Halen - Van Halen 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 The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
4 The Who - Who Are You The Who - Who Are You
5 The Cars - The Cars 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 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 Billy Joel - 52nd Street Billy Joel - 52nd Street
8 Blondie - Parallel Lines 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

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

The Newcomers

? David Gilmour - David Gilmour David Gilmour - David Gilmour
? Pyramid - The Alan Parsons Project Pyramid - The Alan Parsons Project

The Contenders

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

14 Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
15 Wire - Chairs Missing Wire - Chairs Missing
16 Rush - Hemispheres 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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17 Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
18 Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
19 Elvis Costello - This Year's Model Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
20 Ramones - Road to Ruin Ramones - Road to Ruin
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1. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 2
2. Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
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1. Blondie - Parallel Lines
2. Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
3. Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
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1. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
2. AC/DC - Powerage
3. The Cars - The Cars
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