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.

Let the good times roll!

6 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.

7 Genesis - And Then There Were Three
8 Billy Joel - 52nd Street
9 Tormato - Yes
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 AC/DC - Powerage
13 Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
14 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

15 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''.

16 Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
17 Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
18 Wire - Chairs Missing
19 Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
20 Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
21 Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
22 Ramones - Road to Ruin
23 Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On the Edge of Town
24 The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
25 Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
26 Olivia Newton-John - Totally Hot
27 Gerry Rafferty - City To City
28 Dire Straits - Dire Straits
29 Styx - Pieces of Eight
30 Camel - Breathless
31 Pyramid - The Alan Parsons Project
32 David Gilmour - David Gilmour
33 Richard Wright - Wet Dream
34 Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Love Beach
35 Molly Hatchet - Molly Hatchet
36 Big Star - 3rd
37 Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
38 Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 2
39 10cc - Bloody Tourists
40 Bonnie Tyler - It's a Heartache
41 Sun Ra - Lanquidity
42 Tina Turner - Rough
43 Kate Bush - Lionheart
44 Dolly Parton - Heartbreaker
45 Carly Simon - Boys In the Trees
46 Grace Jones - Fame
47 Amanda Lear - Sweet Revenge
48 Chaka Khan - Chaka
49 Bob Dylan - Street Legal
50 Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
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Top Remixes (7)

1. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 2
2. Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
3. Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
Irina2932
1. Blondie - Parallel Lines
2. Boney M - Nightflight to Venus
3. Gladys Knight - Miss Gladys Knight
PowerGirl
1. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
2. AC/DC - Powerage
3. The Cars - The Cars
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