Top Ten Hard Rock Albums of the 1970s

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The Top Ten

1 Highway to Hell - AC/DC (1979)

Bon Scott's last stand (before his death a year later. ) He does a bloody well job, too.

2 Machine Head - Deep Purple (1972)

A very good album with some of the early hard rock and metal songs on it. Deep Purple are called pioneers of hard rock and metal for a reason. - Metal_Treasure

All songs was epic

3 Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (1971)

Good as the other albums in this top 10 are, Led Zep I, II, I, IV & Physical Graffitti are all miles ahead in every way. None of the others have the consistently high quality, extraordinary variety, sheer power or talent of Led Zep.

4 A Night at the Opera - Queen (1975)
5 Toys In the Attic - Aerosmith (1975)
6 The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (1973)

Not even close to hard rock. Best Progressive rock album, not Hard Rock - mr_crossover27

This is an amazing album, but it's not hard rock.

Not a hard rock album. But great

This is not hard rock - christangrant

7 Jazz - Queen (1978)
8 Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
9 Paranoid - Black Sabbath (1970)
10 Deep Purple In Rock - Deep Purple (1970)

It's very hard hard rock, actually rock-to-metal as there are several metal songs on it. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy (1976)
12 Overkill - Motorhead
13 Boston - Boston
14 Who's Next - The Who

Ultimate hard rock album of the 70's - Garjen

15 2112 - Rush (1976)
16 The Def Leppard E.P. - Def Leppard (1979)
17 Destroyer - Kiss (1976)
18 Rocks - Aerosmith (1976)
19 Demons and Wizards - Demons and Wizards
20 Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
21 The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
22 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin

1. It's 1969
2. It's Psychedelic/Blues Rock
3. Half of the Songs Are Rip-Offs - somekindofaguy

23 High Voltage - AC/DC (1975)
24 Fun House - The Stooges
25 Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges

More punk rock than hard rock for me. - Metal_Treasure

26 Presence - Led Zeppelin
27 Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
28 Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges
29 Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
30 Lovedrive - Scorpions
31 Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
32 Bad Company - Bad Company
33 Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
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Top Remixes

1. Machine Head - Deep Purple (1972)
2. A Night at the Opera - Queen (1975)
3. Highway to Hell - AC/DC (1979)
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1. A Night at the Opera - Queen (1975)
2. Machine Head - Deep Purple (1972)
3. Highway to Hell - AC/DC (1979)
christangrant
1. Highway to Hell - AC/DC (1979)
2. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (1973)
3. Jazz - Queen (1978)
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