Top 50 Music Albums of the 1970s by Lacobra (2019)

Slightly overrated decade, but still many, MANY great releases.

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Best songs: "All I Want", "Carey", "A Case of You".

Best moment: When the band enters in "A Case of You" right at the moment Joni sings the words "Oh, Canada".
[First added to this chart: 12/25/2016]
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1971
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Best songs: "Love's in Need of Love Today", "Village Ghetto Land", "Another Star".

Best moment: Right after the chorus on "Village Ghetto Land" when Stevie plays a keyboard melody that would make classical composers be impressed.
[First added to this chart: 05/07/2017]
Year of Release:
1976
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20,464
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Best songs: "See No Evil", "Venus", "Marquee Moon".

Best moment: The last part of "Marquee Moon"'s solo. Verlaine gets his guitar to sing like a bird!
[First added to this chart: 12/25/2016]
Year of Release:
1977
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42,445
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Best songs: "Eagle", "Hole in Your Soul", "Thank You For the Music".

Best moment: The very high note halfway through "Hole in Your Soul".
[First added to this chart: 09/21/2018]
Year of Release:
1977
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1,283
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Best songs: "Future Days", "Bel Air".

Best moment: The very first two minutes of the album. That's how you make an introduction.
[First added to this chart: 12/25/2016]
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1973
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Best songs: "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "The Boxer".

Best moment: The enterity of Art Garfunkel's vocal performance on the title track. The best I've ever heard.
[First added to this chart: 12/25/2016]
Year of Release:
1970
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22,299
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Best songs: "Europa Endlos", "Frank Schubert".

Best moment: The quirky synth melody of the opening track.
[First added to this chart: 12/25/2016]
Year of Release:
1977
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10,247
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Best songs: "Help Me", "Down to You".

Best moment: The orchestral bridge in "Down to You". Classical composer level shit.
[First added to this chart: 12/25/2016]
Year of Release:
1974
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5,323
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Best songs: "Janitor of Lunacy", "Afraid".

Best moment: The piano passages in "The Falconer".
[First added to this chart: 12/25/2016]
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1970
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2,536
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Best songs: "Did You Go Downtown?", "Brownsville / Mockingbird (Medley)".

Best moment: The 'Papa's gonna...' conversation in the medley of "Brownsville"
[First added to this chart: 04/16/2019]
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1970
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Top 50 Music Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 6 12%
1971 8 16%
1972 8 16%
1973 6 12%
1974 3 6%
1975 7 14%
1976 2 4%
1977 5 10%
1978 2 4%
1979 3 6%
Artist Albums %


Pink Floyd 3 6%
Joni Mitchell 3 6%
Jorge Ben 2 4%
Kraftwerk 2 4%
Genesis 2 4%
Stevie Wonder 2 4%
Can 2 4%
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Country Albums %


United States 17 34%
United Kingdom 15 30%
Germany 6 12%
Canada 4 8%
Spain 2 4%
Brazil 2 4%
Nigeria 1 2%
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Top 50 Music Albums of the 1970s chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 1 from 3rd to 2nd
Songs In The Key Of Life
by Stevie Wonder
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 3 from 47th to 50th
Ommadawn
by Mike Oldfield
fallers Down 2 from 39th to 41st
The Wall
by Pink Floyd
fallers Down 2 from 45th to 47th
Mediterráneo
by Joan Manuel Serrat

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love it! no 70's chart is complete without at least a couple Pink Floyd albums
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Best Artists of 1977
1. Fleetwood Mac
2. David Bowie
3. Pink Floyd
4. Television
5. Sex Pistols
6. The Clash
7. Steely Dan
8. Bob Marley & The Wailers
9. Bob Marley
10. Kraftwerk
11. Billy Joel
12. Wire
13. Iggy Pop
14. Elvis Costello
15. Ramones
16. Meat Loaf
17. Talking Heads
18. Electric Light Orchestra
19. Suicide
20. Rush
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