Top Ten Best Albums of 1979

The Top Ten

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall

Don't stop til you get enough is a lyrical and vocal genius of a package while. Working day and night is his most underrated track and shes out of my life is the most unique song in history.

you can't not dance to this album
one of a kind original artist
he knows how to move you...

Micheal was a wonderful solo artist in this album... love it and love all his music... RIP

Goes without saying, Off the wall is a brilliant album and deserves to win!

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Yes, they made experimentals before like the one with Syd Barrett, a founding member of the band. But the then-frontman Roger Waters completely ignores all consequences of his risks in making a double album dramatizing his life and Syd's life. The lyrics touch on several serious issues like parental over-protection, failure in the education system and disillusion by fame. Operatic and twisted, "The Wall" is a beauty despite of the ugliness it gone through. Lyrically emotional confession has never been so appealing.

How is this not at least in the top ten? People, it said BEST album. You can like Micheal Jackson, but to think he's better than Pink Floyd? Particularly The Wall?!? God have mercy on you.

Extremely moving story told through some spectacular music. It also features some of Pink Floyd's best loved songs such as "Hey You", "Comfortably Numb" and "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" Overall a spectacular large scale spectacle of an album that has way more meaning than any music people are making now.

Comfortably Numb and Hey You make alone this album way better than Off The Wall. Their last great studio work.

The Clash - London Calling

It's obvious that this is the best album of 1979, but since no one on this website listens to the clash it's at number ten. This is far better than the other albums released during this year. Possibly the best album of the late seventies.

A masterpiece!
The Clash are one of the few groups that can have an awesome debut album, lauded by most critics and name-dropped by everyone from the music biz and yet produce a 3rd album that is even better. If you haven't heard working for the clampdown then you haven't had the joy of hearing a group in perfect motion!

The only album in history that can compete with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

1) London Calling- The Clash 2) The Wall- Pink Floyd 3) Highway to Hell- ACDC 4) Off the Wall- MJ... those were the classics from this era, that is the order they should be in... after that I could care less.

Journey - Evolution
AC/DC - Highway to Hell

people this was Bon Scott at his finest, although he never had the chance to out do himself RIP

Best of old AC/DC. RIP BON

The Police - Reggatta de Blanc

This probably has the greatest B-side ever. Every single song. Walking On the Moon, On Any Other Day, Bed's Too Big Without You, Contact, Does Everyone Stare, and No Time This Time. All absolutely fantastic. And of course there's Message in a Bottle.

Queen - Live Killers
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

This is the next review coming up... and since everyone's telling me how much darker Closer is than this, even though this put me in a state of depression (which is still going on, by the way); my mental health is not looking forward to Closer.

I love this album.

A very underrated album. Love JD.

Only #10? Really?

ABBA - Voulez-Vous

This is, for me, one of the finest pop albums ever released! I love everything from 70's era Rush to modern day bands like Fleet Foxes (folk) or Alter Bridge (awesome radio rock). But Voulez Vous will always have a special place in my heart. As Good As New, If It Wasn't For The Nights, the title track and Angeleyes are amongst the catchiest and most beautiful songs ever released by anybody! Oh, and a special mention to the cover. Quietly iconic and beautifully posed.

Another Album that was number 1 all over the world, with songs like Does Your Mother Know, Chiquitia, As Good As New, Voulez-Vous and Angeleyes.

Chiquitita, As good as new, Angel eyes and Voulez-vous are awesome!

In Through the Outdoor - Led Zeppelin

Most underrated Zeppelin album. All Of My Love and In The Evening are both great songs. The rest of the album is also good.

Probaly their most underrated album next to presence or coda. Carouselambra is their most underrated song in my opinion and it's my 3rd favorite zeppelin song. Please listen to it
1. In The Evening 10/10
2. South Bound Saurez 9/10
3. Fool In The Rain 9/10
4. Hot Dog 6/10
5. Carouselambra 10/10
6. All My Love 10/10
7. I'm Gonna Crawl 8/10
Album Ranking 9/10
Well that's my opinion I respect yours too

The Contenders

Rush - Permanent Waves

at the peak of the band, a real clinic on how to do prog rock

Supertramp - Breakfast In America
David Bowie - Lodger
Aerosmith - Night in the Ruts
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
The Who - The Kids Are Alright
Eagles - The Long Run
Highway to Hell - AC/DC

Obviously their best work. It is also the last one with Bon Scott, so it is special. Every track is AWESOME! Long live Bon Scott

The Cars - Candy-O
Motörhead - Overkill
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Wire - 154
Pat Benatar - In the Heat of the Night
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Dynasty - Kiss
Van Halen - Van Halen II

This album was made in one week and it doesn't sound rushed at all. This is my favorite VH album

The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
Boney M - Oceans of Fantasy
Discovery - Electric Light Orchestra
Scorpions - Lovedrive

Best album of one of the best bands ever. All 8 songs are absolutly brilliant and "Holiday" is one of the best ballads ever.

Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
Blondie - Eat to the Beat

My personal favorite album By Blondie

Shirley Bassey - You Take My Heart Away
Shirley Bassey - The Magic Is You
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
Foreigner - Head Games
Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure
Gladys Knight - Gladys Knight
Dire Straits - Communique
Eve - The Alan Parsons Project
Tina Turner - Love Explosion
Cher - Prisoner
Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown
Styx - Cornerstone

Underrated album.

Cher - Take Me Home
Bonnie Tyler - Diamond Cut
Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
Bette Midler - The Rose
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