Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s by Larcx13

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Top Artists:

Steely Dan
Parliament-Funkadelic
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Led Zeppelin
The Clash
Pink Floyd
Van Morrison
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Ramones
Stevie Wonder


A+ // A record that approaches perfection. // 100-96%

A // A great record with only a couple weaker tracks. // 95-91%

A- // A great record that is either over-produced, micro-marketed or just missing something to get rid of that minus. // 90-86%

B+ // A very good record that sometimes flirts with the half-assed. // 85-81%

B // A good record often thoroughly enjoyed by the artist's fanbase. Nothing extraordinary, but definitely decent. // 80-76%

*** // Honorable Mention. For those who cherish it. // 80-79%

** // Honorable Mention. For those who enjoy it. // 78-77%

* // Honorable Mention. For those who like its over-riding aesthetic. // 76-75%

B- // Has a fair few good tracks but is either too long, too repetitive, or just plain too much of something at times. // 75-71%

C+ // A hackwork kind of record. Pick and choose your favorites. // 70-66%

C // Professional record with seemingly no substance OR a decent try at something different. Often corny. // 65-60%

C- // Honest work that doesn't quite cut it. Also often quite corny. // 59-50%

✂️ // 1 or 2 good songs could be cut out and added to a greatest hits album. // 49-45%

💣 // A grade of D, E or F lands a "dud". It fails in every way. // 44-0%

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[First added to this chart: 06/23/2020]
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1975
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51,516
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[First added to this chart: 11/04/2020]
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1970
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[First added to this chart: 06/28/2020]
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1970
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9,450
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[First added to this chart: 11/09/2022]
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1977
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9,751
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[First added to this chart: 08/28/2020]
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1973
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2,514
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[First added to this chart: 06/22/2020]
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1979
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37,120
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[First added to this chart: 11/06/2022]
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1972
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3,765
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[First added to this chart: 06/22/2020]
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1971
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45,399
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[First added to this chart: 06/22/2020]
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1973
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72,843
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[First added to this chart: 01/31/2022]
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1973
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13,066
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s composition

Year Albums %


1970 18 18%
1971 8 8%
1972 10 10%
1973 14 14%
1974 8 8%
1975 9 9%
1976 6 6%
1977 15 15%
1978 7 7%
1979 5 5%
Country Albums %


United States 47 47%
United Kingdom 30 30%
Jamaica 14 14%
Mixed Nationality 4 4%
Canada 4 4%
Brazil 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s chart changes

Biggest climbers
Climber Up 5 from 25th to 20th
The Royal Scam
by Steely Dan
Climber Up 4 from 21st to 17th
Katy Lied
by Steely Dan
Climber Up 3 from 17th to 14th
Countdown To Ecstasy
by Steely Dan
Biggest fallers
Faller Down 10 from 14th to 24th
Loaded
by The Velvet Underground
Faller Down 5 from 20th to 25th
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
by Derek & The Dominos
Faller Down 3 from 13th to 16th
Blood On The Tracks
by Bob Dylan

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40 albums in common, but i dont think ramones and lou reed should have 4 albums in top 100
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this is literally your best list. still, you should look into joy division for some sad feels, bruce springsteen dude lmao, marvin gaye for some soul stevie wonder for more funk , joni mitchell for some folk, queen, yes for some prog rock, simon and garfunkel, genesis, patti smith actually influenced a lot of punk dudes, etc etc there is always a lot to discover dude just look at the lists on this site.!!
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