Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s by Romanelli (2020)

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Produced by Al Kooper. Say what you want about "Free Bird". You don't really hear it all the time on the radio, and the truth is, it's a great song. And this is an excellent debut album. "Simple Man", "Tuesday's Gone", "Gimme Three Steps", "I Ain't The One", AND "Free Bird"...all on one glorious disc. Skynyrd picked up Southern rock from the ashes of the Allmans and carried it proudly until they suffered their own tragedy. But they were great for awhile, and their debut album is powerful stuff. [First added to this chart: 02/20/2012]
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1973
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Produced by Pink Floyd. A moving, stunning piece of art. This album flows together like no other, and the entire mood and atmosphere is consistent throughout. Not just lyrically...this is musically as sound a concept album as there is. It still sells a gazillion copies to this day, and is revered for good reason. This is a sonic masterpiece that has yet to be even close to duplicated over what is now 40 years plus. Perfect in every way, pleasing to every sense, beautiful in the rarest of ways. [First added to this chart: 12/04/2011]
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1973
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Produced by Jimmy Page. Zeppelin's fifth album is ranked by some as their best work, but I think it's below a few of their albums. Not that it isn't an amazing album, as are all of Zeppelin's records. This one has beautiful songs like "The Rain Song" with lots of layers, tracks with the usual powerful riffs, and more experimentation than ever before. Even the stuff that doesn't quite work fits in with everything else to make this yet another masterpiece from this great band. [First added to this chart: 12/04/2011]
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1973
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Produced by John Lennon. Not a particularly exceptional album, but a more important one than it gets credit for. Lennon was running out of ideas at this point, he was on exile from Yoko Ono, and he was starting to turn away from being so damn political. The title track is great...the rest is more interesting than anything else. One thing Lennon never was: boring. And even though Mind Games isn't really standout, it's an important document in the history of John Lennon, which makes it automatically (in my book) important. [First added to this chart: 12/08/2011]
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1973
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674
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Produced by Paul McCartney. The most frustrating solo career in the history of music...Paul McCartney, for all of the great songs he wrote in that band he was in, has made only one great album over the last almost forty five years. Band On The Run is where he pulled himself together and got it done, with a little help from Denny Laine and Linda. This album is almost all Paul, at his best, tearing up tracks like "Let Me Roll It", "Jet" "Helen Wheels", and "Nineteen Hundred Eighty Five". He never came close to this again. [First added to this chart: 12/06/2011]
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1973
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7,139
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Produced by Willie Mitchell. The run of hits and great albums that Al Green went on in the early 70's was quite remarkable, and this album is the best of them. He hadn't yet gone over the gospel deep end yet, and his golden voice and natural soulfulness make this a true masterpiece. "Here I Am (Come And Take Me)" and "Call me (Come Back Home)" were the big hits, but it's his take on the saddest song ever written, Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" that really brings it home. [First added to this chart: 12/08/2011]
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1973
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[First added to this chart: 12/08/2011]
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1973
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[First added to this chart: 05/21/2017]
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1973
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121
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[First added to this chart: 12/07/2011]
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1973
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 20 20%
1971 10 10%
1972 8 8%
1973 9 9%
1974 5 5%
1975 8 8%
1976 6 6%
1977 12 12%
1978 10 10%
1979 12 12%
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 49 49%
United States 38 38%
Canada 7 7%
Mixed Nationality 5 5%
Jamaica 1 1%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s chart changes

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Exodus
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Eldorado, A Symphony By The Electric Light Orchestra
by Electric Light Orchestra
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Tonight's The Night
by Neil Young
fallers Down 1 from 72nd to 73rd
George Harrison
by George Harrison

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From antaiospiano 04/24/2018 22:26
Interesting chart with lot of personality.
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From Cardboardfolder 04/24/2018 12:59
For some reason, this chart just makes me feel good. A lot of albums on here just bring back a lot of memories!
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From Ulf 04/24/2018 08:18
Very nice chart be sure to fix the comments jazz and moondance they seem to fit the wrong album
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From ForegroundNoise 04/24/2018 08:14
Too much emphasis on classic rock for a higher rating than 80 sorry. Not a single German album in a decade that was defining for the German music scene??
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From bobbyb5 08/20/2017 23:32
Isn't it weird how you never see Allman Brothers' Brothers and Sisters and Laid Back ever?
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From RoundTheBend 02/02/2017 03:58
36 in common.
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From Lgk21 02/01/2017 00:04
Cool chart. Before The Flood is a neat inclusion.
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From ObsoleteEntity 01/31/2017 23:21
Can't argue with any of these picks. Deja Vu is a wonderful pick as #1. Cars, in my opinion, don't get enough love, and plenty-o-Zep!
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From LedZep 01/31/2017 19:42
Love it!
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From zrommeke 01/31/2017 17:50
Good chart, but a bit more variety would be welcome to me.
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