Top Ten Best Albums of 1979

The Top Ten

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall Michael Jackson - Off The Wall Product Image

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

This album is just great, I love it especially rock with you, off the wall, girlfriend and rest

Loveya mike!

Pink Floyd - The Wall Pink Floyd - The Wall Product Image

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.

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.

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.

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

The Clash - London Calling The Clash - London Calling Product Image

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!

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.

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.

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

Journey - Evolution Journey - Evolution Product Image
AC/DC - Highway to Hell AC/DC - Highway to Hell Product Image

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 The Police - Reggatta de Blanc Product Image

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 Queen - Live Killers Product Image
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures Product Image

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 ABBA - Voulez-Vous Product Image

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 In Through the Outdoor - Led Zeppelin Product Image

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 Rush - Permanent Waves Product Image

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

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

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 The Cars - Candy-O Product Image
Mot├Ârhead - Overkill Mot├Ârhead - Overkill Product Image
Gang of Four - Entertainment! Gang of Four - Entertainment! Product Image
Wire - 154 Wire - 154 Product Image
Pat Benatar - In the Heat of the Night Pat Benatar - In the Heat of the Night Product Image
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young and Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young and Crazy Horse Product Image
Dynasty - Kiss Dynasty - Kiss Product Image
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