100 Greatest Rock Albums Of The ’70s

1. What’s Going On (1971) – Marvin Gaye
2. Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) – Pink Floyd
3. London Calling (1979) – The Clash
4. Born To Run (1975) – Bruce Springsteen
5. Exile On Main Street (1972) – Rolling Stones
6. Innervisions (1973) – Stevie Wonder
7. Led Zeppelin IV (1971) – Led Zeppelin
8. Who’s Next (1971) – The Who
9. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) – Stevie Wonder
10. Rumours (1977) – Fleetwood Mac
11. Blue (1971) – Joni Mitchell
12. Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (1972) – David Bowie
13. There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971) – Sly And The Family Stone
14. Tapestry (1971) – Carole King
15. Paranoid (1970 )- Black Sabbath
16. The Wall (1979) – Pink Floyd
17. Blood On The Tracks (1975) – Bob Dylan
18. Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977) – Sex Pistols
19. Hotel California (1976) – The Eagles
20. Off the Wall (1979) – Michael Jackson
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) – Simon & Garfunkel
22. After The Goldrush (1970) – Neil Young
23. Ramones (1976) – Ramones
24. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) – Elton John
25. The Clash (1977) – The Clash
26. Plastic Ono Band (1970) – John Lennon
27. Talking Book (1972) – Stevie Wonder
28. This Year’s Model (1978) – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
29. Sticky Fingers (1971) – Rolling Stones
30. Moondance(1970) – Van Morrison
31. A Night At The Opera (1975) – Queen
32. Van Halen (1978) – Van Halen
33. Horses (1975) – Patti Smith
34. Machine Head (1972) – Deep Purple
35. Harvest (1972) – Neil Young
36. My Aim Is True (1977) – Elvis Costello
37. Live at Leeds (1970) – The Who
38. Marquee Moon (1977) – Television
39. Black Sabbath (1970) – Black Sabbath
40. Unknown Pleasures (1979) – Joy Division
41. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977) – The Bee Gees
42. DéjàVu (1970) – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
43. Superfly (1972) – Curtis Mayfield
44. Low (1978) – David Bowie
45. Wish You Were Here (1975) – Pink Floyd
46. All Things Must Pass (1970) – George Harrison
47. Quadrophenia (1973) – The Who
48. Live at the Fillmore East (1971) – The Allman Brothers Band
49. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) – Derek & The Dominos
50. Imagine (1971) – John Lennon
51. Physical Graffiti (1975) – Led Zeppelin
52. Abraxas (1970) – Santana
53. Cosmo’s Factory (1970) – Creedence Clearwater Revival
54. Pearl (1971) – Janis Joplin
55. American Beauty (1970) – Grateful Dead
56. Fun House (1970) – Iggy Pop & the Stooges
57. Tumbleweed Connection (1970) – Elton John
58. Hunky Dory (1972) – David Bowie
59. Exodus (1977) – Bob Marley & the Wailers
60. Court and Spark (1974) – Joni Mitchell
61. In Rock (1970) – Deep Purple
62. The Stranger (1977) – Billy Joel
63. Fragile (1971) – Yes
64. Toys In The Attic (1975) – Aerosmith
65. Pronounced Leh’-nerd Skin-‘nerd (1973) – Lynyrd Skynyrd
66. Aqualung (1971) – Jethro Tull
67. One Nation Under The Groove (1978) – Funkadelic
68. Let’s Get It On (1973) – Marvin Gaye
69. Aja (1977) – Steely Dan
70. Boston (1976) – Boston
71. Call Me (1973) – Al Green
72. Mothership Connection (1976) – Parliament
73. Let It Be (1970) – The Beatles
74. Catch A Fire (1973) – Bob Marley & The Wailers
75. Fullingness First Finale (1974) – Stevie Wonder
76. Heart Like A Wheel (1974) – Linda Ronstadt
77. Rocks (1976) – Aerosmith
78. Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) – Rod Stewart
79. Sweet Baby James (1970) – James Taylor
80. Bat Out Of Hell (1977) – Meat Loaf
81. Frampton Comes Alive (1976) – Peter Frampton
82. Parallel Lines (1979) – Blondie
83. Highway To Hell (1979) – AC/DC
84. Something/Anything (1972) – Todd Rundgren
85. Rocket To Russia (1977) – Ramones
86. Tea For The Tillerman (1971) – Cat Stevens
87. Trans-Europe Express (1977) – Kraftwerk
88. Eat A Peach (1972) – Allman Brothers Band
89. Band On The Run (1973) – Paul McCartney & Wings
90. Dreamboat Annie (1976) – Heart
91. The Cars (1978) – The Cars
92. Electric Warrior (1971) – T-Rex
93. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978) – Bruce Springsteen
94. Alive! (1975) – KISS
95. New York Dolls (1973) – New York Dolls
96. Running On Empty (1978) – Jackson Browne
97. Fleetwood Mac (1975) – Fleetwood Mac
98. Damn The Torpedoes (1979) – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
99. Rust Never Sleeps (1979) – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
100. Close To You (1970) – The Carpenters

Criteria: – These Albums are ranked, giving equal consideration for their impact,
influence, immediate & lasting popularity, and acclaim from critics & musicians.
– – – This list does not include ‘Greatest Hits’ albums. – – –

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