Top Ten Best Albums of 1977

The Top Ten
1 Queen - News of the World

Queen's sixth album continues their hot streak with this album which, among other tracks, includes the duo of thumping ''We Will Rock You'' and balladeering anthemic ''We Are The Champions''.

2 Pink Floyd - Animals
3 Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Although I've seen some people dis this album before, I urge those people to listen to Side 3 again. "Concerto for A Rainy Day" just may be the most underrated progressive piece I've ever heard. It is so amazing that you'd just have to hear it for yourself. As for the rest of the album, it's just as amazing as well. Great album.

Just an absolutely brilliant album from start. Turn To Stone, right through to Wild West Hero. Jeff Lynne's song writing talent shines on this album it's a must have album in your collection. Others to have from this group are Time, Discovery and the acclaimed Face the Music.

4 ABBA - The Album

This Album was number 1 all over the world, with songs like Take A Chance On Me, The Name Of The Game, Eagle, and Thank You For The Music.

5 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

This album has been regarded as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. Classic songs like Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, The Chain, and Dreams are still played on radio to this very day. If you haven't heard this album yet, go check it out. It's a gem, and I've been listening to it a lot lately.

Are you kidding me? Why do Queen albums keep getting #1? The albums were good but they weren't THAT good. I guess they are just very popular on this site. Anyway, Rumours is amazing and deserves #1. NO question.

This album is a Rock masterpiece.

6 David Bowie - Low

David Bowie's first album in the Berlin Trilogy collaboration with Brian Eno. Plays like a greatest hits album. Singles ''Sound and Vision'' and ''Be My Wife'' stand alongside heavyset gems ''Always Crashing in the Same Car", ''What in the World'', and ''Breaking Glass''. Bowie sheds his ''Thin White Duke'' persona that masked his previous year's effort ''Station to Station'' in favor of this new, more subtle David that sought to ''normalize'' his career with this dynamic album that veered rapidly into a combination of electronic, rock, punk, and pop music.

7 Television - Marquee Moon
8 David Bowie - "Heroes"

The second album in Bowie's Berlin trilogy collaboration with Brian Eno, this album continues to display his ability to jump seamlessly between different styles of song. This album is his take on electronic/new wave pop. The title track is easily the album (and possibly Bowie's) masterpiece, while other gems include ''Beauty and the Beast'' and ''V-2 Schneider''.

9 Rush - A Farewell to Kings
10 The Clash - The Clash
The Contenders
11 Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
12 Billy Joel - The Stranger

After releasing the legendary album Turnstiles in 1976, Billy Joel came out with what most people considered his best album, "The Stranger". Other than the iconic "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant", beautiful songs such as "Only the Good Die Young" and "Vienna" are extremely memorable and are seen as few of his best songs, and obviously the best songs of 1977 in the field of both Rock and Pop.

Billy Joel's magnum opus sixth album is carried by the weight of five consecutive smash hit singles, led by the double Grammy-winning ''Just the Way You Are'', but also includes four other pop gems including the steady, cautious ''Vienna'', the fast-paced and frantic ''Get it Right the First Time'', the soulful, gospel-tinged ''Everybody Has a Dream'', and, Joel's tribute to the second side of Abbey Road, the iconic ''Scenes from an Italian Restaurant''.

13 Steely Dan - Aja
14 Kiss - Love Gun
15 Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell

Composed by Jim Steinman but performed by dynamic singer Meat Loaf (Michael Aday), this iconic album includes a barrage of hit singles such as "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)", "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad", the title track, and one of Meat Loaf's strongest vocal performances, ''Paradise by the Dashboard Light", a duet with singer Ellen Foley.

16 Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
17 Foreigner - Foreigner

This Anglo-American band's 1977 debut immediately took hold of listener's minds with smash singles ''Feels Like the First Time'' and ''Cold as Ice'', while also hiding some album gems ''Starrider'' and ''Long, Long Way From Home''.

18 Ramones - Rocket to Russia
19 Heart - Little Queen

Heart continues their platinum success with this album that includes the fiery ''Barracuda''.

20 Star Wars Soundtrack - John Williams
21 Elvis Presley - Moody Blue

Great album! Probably one of Elivs best work and has some great songs. Definitely the number 1 choice for that year

22 Yes - Going for the One
23 Styx - The Grand Illusion

Even with at times bloated progressive rock, Styx showed major improvements in musicianship and songwriting with this breakthrough album that included one of their signature songs: ''Come Sail Away''.

So if you think your life is complete illusion
because you never win the game
just remember that it's a grand illusion
and after all we are all the same...

24 Cheap Trick - In Color

One of the best albums of 1977 or of any other period.

25 Boney M - Love for Sale
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