Top Ten Best Albums of 1979

The Top Ten
1 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.

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

Loveya mike!

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

You can't sit still when listening to this album, awesome stuff!

2 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.

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 Michael 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.

3 The Clash - London Calling

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.

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.

4 Journey - Evolution
5 AC/DC - Highway to Hell
6 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.

7 Queen - Live Killers
8 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!

9 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.

10 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.

The Contenders
11 David Bowie - Lodger
12 Supertramp - Breakfast In America
13 Aerosmith - Night in the Ruts
14 The Who - The Kids Are Alright
15 Rush - Permanent Waves
16 Motörhead - Overkill
17 Eagles - The Long Run
18 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

19 Talking Heads - Fear of Music
20 The Cars - Candy-O
21 Dynasty - Kiss
22 Wire - 154
23 Pat Benatar - In the Heat of the Night
24 The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
25 Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
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