Top 10 Greatest Albums of the 1970s

A decade full of wonder, what is the greatest album of the 70s?

The Top Ten

1 Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Product Image

1,285 weeks on the charts. That's just under 25 years! The album spent 724 weeks on The Billboard 200, including 591 consecutive weeks from 1976 to 1988. Then in 1991, with the institution of the Pop Catalog chart, the album returned the chart where it has resided for the past 10 years almost entirely in the Top 10. Its closest rival is James Taylor's Greatest Hits, checking in at 573 weeks on the chart. James can expect to reach Pink Floyd's record number in about 13 1/2 years. Enough said?

ABC by Michael Jackson over The Dark Side Of The Moon?! Are you kidding me?! This is insane. I have given up on humanity. This is absurd. Who on earth votes on this site? 13-year-old girls? There are so many 70's albums better than ABC. ABC is for kids. I love MJ, but ABC is far from being a musical masterpiece.

This low? It's only the 3rd highest selling album ever, artistically beautiful. Philosophical and extremely innovative. Orchestrated so well, should be called "Beethoven 2"

It's not only the best of the 70's, but perhaps the greatest (full) album of all time. Get some fantastic headphones and it's over; everything about it.

2 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin Product Image

This is the best album of the 70s

The best album of all time

How is this not 1

Stairway to Heaven. enough' Said.

3 A Night at the Opera - Queen A Night at the Opera - Queen Product Image

it's just what you think of 70s-Albums-A Night At The Opera

Death on Two Legs - Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon- I'm in Love With My Car - You're My Best Friend - '39- Sweet Lady- Seaside Rendezvous- The Prophet's Song- Love of My Life- Good Company- Bohemian Rhapsody- God Save the Queen-

Can't beat that

The Greatest Album of All Time

4 ABC - The Jackson 5 ABC - The Jackson 5 Product Image

Having this album makes you believe the unbelievable, 5 brothers pulling up a very light, meaningful album... I honestly don't wanna single out from anyone of them, everyone got some talent from jackie, tito, jermaine, marlon... however young Michael Jackson is undeniably a fascination, like never before... a little kid singing far beyond his age... that's the distinction between talented, gifted and innate genuine talent, what Michael Jackson has is innate and genius, like magic... It just send you smiling with amazement all the time, he's just too good.. and... so cute

Best of the best! Nothing to say

I remember this song! I love this song! 😍😍

5 Paranoid - Black Sabbath Paranoid - Black Sabbath Product Image
6 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Product Image

I honestly think this beats darkside it the terms of Floyd

7 Little Queen - Heart Little Queen - Heart Product Image
8 Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Product Image

The honesty and pain that's shared by these five people, and which managed to connect to the public at large, has never been repeated.


This is gold

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

Definitely the Wall - nothing like it except the Final Cut. Also Bee Gees Trafalgar and Rodreguez Cold Fact

10 Dog & Butterfly - Heart Dog & Butterfly - Heart Product Image

The Contenders

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

Like most of the great rockers they burned themselves out. Yet, what a ride on that comet it was. Rock is a rock does in any country. And they did it.

1. London Calling (The Clash)
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd)
3. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
4. Quadrophenia (The Who)
5. Master Of Reality (Black Sabbath)
6. Blood On The Tracks (Bob Dylan)
7. In Rock (Deep Purple)
8. Never Mind The Bollocks (Sex Pistols)
9. Zuma (Neil Young)
10. Exile On Main Street (Rolling Stones)

definitely the greatest thing the 70's had to offer.

12 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie Product Image
13 Who's Next - The Who Who's Next - The Who Product Image

On the rolling stone "500 Greatest Albums of all time" list this was ranked 28! The who at a height too high for Led Zeppelin to reach

Almost wanted to vote for this just so it would end up higher. Deserves #3, and I really wouldn't complain if it was #1.

One of the best of all time, not just the 70s! Only number 13?!

Start to finish.. one of the greatest albums of All-Time

14 An Anthology - Duane Allman An Anthology - Duane Allman Product Image
15 Animals - Pink Floyd Animals - Pink Floyd Product Image

the one pink floyd album that is not drugy like heck and its the best. 5 songs, 41 minutes of some of the greatest rock music ever created. released 1977. not like anything ever recorded

16 Highway to Hell - AC/DC Highway to Hell - AC/DC Product Image

This album needs to be on the list. It's got classics like Highway to Hell, Girls Gotta rhythm, Shot down in flames, Night Prowler, and If you want blood ( You've got it. ) It was there first album to become big in the U. S and it was there last album with lead vocalist Bon Scott before he died. Put it on the list!

17 2112 - Rush 2112 - Rush Product Image
18 Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin Product Image

Where's the love for this masterpiece. It is one the three best albums of all time. Led Zeppelin is not based on LZIV, They are based on this album and Kashmir.

Best album of all time

19 Pink Moon - Nick Drake Pink Moon - Nick Drake Product Image
20 House Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin

It was going to be impossible to follow up Led Zeppelin 4, but they did it

21 Hotel California - Eagles Hotel California - Eagles Product Image

I'm in love with Don Henley's voice. And I am a sucker for the Eagles

22 Ben - Michael Jackson Ben - Michael Jackson Product Image
23 Master of Reality - Black Sabbath Master of Reality - Black Sabbath Product Image
24 Machine Head - Deep Purple Machine Head - Deep Purple Product Image
25 Blood On the Tracks - Bob Dylan Blood On the Tracks - Bob Dylan Product Image
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