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

Best Decade of Album Music History

Zeppelin, Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Genesis, Bowie, etc

Some of the best music artists since the first Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony

It was difficult to create this list and its always changing , so , just enjoy and share your thoughts withe me

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As perfect and cohesive as an album should be
I always think of dark side as a 43 minute song. but don't get me wrong with that
Its Awesome how all the songs work with such synchronicity talking about very powerful topics like Death, Madness, Time in human life, etc.
The Level of production is so high, you will think this record was recorded in 2021 (yeah its 2020)
Perfect Album that will start the first out of 3 Perfect Albums



Best Song: Time / Brain Damage / Us And Them
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1973
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95.625

Best Hard Rock Album Ever
I mean come on, every song here is a 90-100 except for "four sticks"
I was at my 2 year in College when i arrive at my apartment and my roomie was listening to "Misty Mountain Hop" at madison square garden and for that moment Led Zeppelin blew my mind and change my musical experience because i wanted to know more and more and discover new genres, bands and artists
Member by member Led Zeppelin is the best band ever and this is their best work

Best Song: When The Levee Breaks / The Battle Of Evermore / Rock & Roll
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1971
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58,411
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95.454

Best Song: Starman / Moonage Daydream / Five Years
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1972
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95

Best Song: Disorder / She's Lost Control / Shadowplay
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1979
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33,313
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Best Song: Living For The City / Higher Ground / All In Love Is Fair
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1973
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95

Best Song: Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts I-V / Welcome To The Machine
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1975
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64,119
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Best Song: What's Going On / What's Happening Brother / Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
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1971
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Best Song: Dogs
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1977
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30,347
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Best Song: Dream's / Go Your Own Way / Don't Stop
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1977
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Best Song: Baba O'Riley / Won't Get Fooled Again / Bargain
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1971
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 14 14%
1971 14 14%
1972 14 14%
1973 14 14%
1974 6 6%
1975 9 9%
1976 5 5%
1977 9 9%
1978 6 6%
1979 9 9%
Artist Albums %


Pink Floyd 5 5%
David Bowie 5 5%
Led Zeppelin 4 4%
Neil Young 3 3%
Can 3 3%
Stevie Wonder 3 3%
Genesis 3 3%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 46 46%
United States 37 37%
Germany 6 6%
Canada 4 4%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Mexico 3 3%
Argentina 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 98 98%
Yes 2 2%

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From 11/11/2020 20:54
Great selections. A few of them are new to me, so I put them on my watchlist.
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From 11/04/2020 01:41
hello again dude
I listened to the Jose Jose album Lo Pasado, Pasado.
Although I read he is popular round the world I hadn't heard of him.
It is a really good album. He has a good voice. I liked the title track best, and his Billy Joel cover.
And I read Frank Sinatra was a fan and a friend of his. Talented guy.
so thank you, it's good to discover new artists.
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From 11/04/2020 00:18
47 albums in common
awesome list man
many, many Yes-es from me.
good work

I think the 70s was the best decade for albums.
the 50's were dynamic and the 60s were revolutionary but the 70s was such a fertile time for music.
It's my favourite decade.
If I could just put Beatles, psychedelic Floyd, Sam Cooke and Etta James' 60s albums into the 70s decade it would be the ultimate!
great chart Dude.
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From 11/02/2020 21:50
Definitely your best list.
On top of that, 40 albums in common.
I guess it's not difficult for the 70s. Everyone pretty much agrees on that era of music.
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From 06/14/2020 09:09
35 in common with my 70's chart!
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From 03/21/2020 13:55
Nice Chart!
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From 01/27/2020 17:12
Nice chart, with a fair bit of variety. I will be checking out Jose Jose and may be back to update the rating.
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From 09/23/2019 05:31
Man, these super specific album ratings for the top 3 spots are cracking me up.
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Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. Bob Dylan
13. Stevie Wonder
14. Yes
15. Joy Division
16. Nick Drake
17. Joni Mitchell
18. Paul McCartney
19. Queen
20. Bob Marley
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