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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s by Purplepash (2019)

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Chart updated: 07/01/2019 07:45 (Created: 06/04/2017 00:45). Chart size: 100 albums.

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The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
"And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon"

I had 2 best friends in my teenage years and the three of us explored and discovered a lot of music together. One of them was a huge Pink Floyd fan and even though I only got into Piper at the Gates of Dawn he used to play all their othet albums a lot. Eventually familiarity bred affection and I now love a lot of Pink Floyd, mainly the Roger Waters era. Anyway he passed away at an early age and ever since this album provokes an emotional response and fond memories and will forever hold a special place in my heart. I hope he is enjoying the great gig in the sky and one day I will see him again on the dark side of the moon.

Special songs: Brain Damage, Eclipse, The Great Gig In The Sky
(First added to chart: 06/03/2017)
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,434 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:177,924
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,348 votes)
Comments: 486 comments
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Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin

(First added to chart: 06/03/2017)
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,546 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:106,583
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,315 votes)
Comments: 257 comments
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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
"You're not alone
Just turn on with me, and you're not alone"

When you became a fan of Bowie with his Let's Dance and Never Let Me Down albums, imagine how good going back and hearing all his earlier albums was. One of my favourite artists.

10/10 songs: Ziggy Stardust, Rock 'n' Roll Suicide, Starman, Suffragette City
(First added to chart: 06/03/2017)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,407 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:95,904
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,790 votes)
Comments: 242 comments
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Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
"I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling,
Feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling"

I am glad that when I was about 18 my best mate was a Joy Division fan because they are not easily instantly accessable, but over a short period of time I came to adore this, Closer, Still, and Substance.

10/10 songs: Disorder, She's Lost Control, and Shadowplay
(First added to chart: 06/03/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,566 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:50,619
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,855 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
"You're going to reap just what you sow"

Velvet Underground and Bowie were huge influences on me and this album has been hanging around for a long time. A very special album that means a lot to me.

10/10 songs: Perfect Day, Walk On The Wild Side, Satellite Of Love, and Vicious
(First added to chart: 06/03/2017)
Year of Release:1972Appears in:971 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:21,949
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,223 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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Inflammable MaterialUnited Kingdom Stiff Little Fingers
"They say they've got control of you
And that's a lie, you know"

When I first started getting into punk 30 odd years ago this was one of the first albums I loved. Great songs, with things to say, fighting injustices, fantastic vocals. Still a great album today and highly recommended to anyone with even a slight interest in punk.

10/10 songs: Johnny Was, Suspect Device, Barbed Wire Love
(First added to chart: 06/03/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1979:29Rank Score:1,485
Rank in 1970s336Overall Rank:1,562
Average Rating:  78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
"Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb?
Mother do you think they'll like this song?
Mother do you think they'll try to break my balls?
Ooh, ah
Mother should I build the wall?"


I don't think I ever listened to this album fully until after I saw the movie, at which time it all made so much more emotional sense. One of my 100 favourite movies that I have seen many times. I admit the album has lost some of it's shine over time for me, but it always wii be an awedome album.

10/10 songs: Comfortably Numb, Mother, Goodbye Blue Sky
(First added to chart: 29/03/2017)
(First added to chart: 06/03/2017)
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,867 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:70,597
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,862 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex PistolsUnited Kingdom Sex Pistols

(First added to chart: 06/03/2017)
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,114 charts
Rank in 1977:5Rank Score:28,606
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,539 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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The Madcap LaughsUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett

(First added to chart: 06/03/2017)
Year of Release:1970Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1970:29Rank Score:3,017
Rank in 1970s204Overall Rank:853
Average Rating:  78/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who

(First added to chart: 12/14/2018)
Year of Release:1970Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1970:21Rank Score:5,103
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  83/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 16 16%
1971 16 16%
1972 9 9%
1973 7 7%
1974 3 3%
1975 11 11%
1976 4 4%
1977 10 10%
1978 7 7%
1979 17 17%
Artist Albums %


Pink Floyd 7 7%
David Bowie 7 7%
Led Zeppelin 4 4%
Neil Young 3 3%
Lou Reed 2 2%
Sex Pistols 2 2%
The Who 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 55 55%
United States 31 31%
Canada 3 3%
Australia 3 3%
Germany 2 2%
France 1 1%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%
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