Top 50 1970s Albums: The Full List

Last year, after much deliberation, I posted a list of my favourite fifty albums from the 1990s. Since then, I’ve compiled a 1970s list, which you can find in full below. For more information on the Top 50 Albums Lists project, visit the blog here – and you can find lots more 70s Top 50s on the List of Lists here.

50) The Police – Reggatta de Blanc (1979)

49) Madness – One Step Beyond (1979)

48) The Damned – Damned Damned Damned (1977)

47) Marianne Faithfull – Broken English (1979)

46) Lou Reed – Transformer (1972)

45) Various Artists – Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (1972)

44) Gram Parsons – GP (1973)

43) Sly & The Family Stone – There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971)

42) Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power (1973)

41) John Martyn – Solid Air (1973)

40) Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express (1977)

39) James Brown – The Payback (1973)

38) Motorhead – Overkill (1979)

37) Led Zeppelin – III (1970)

36) New York Dolls – New York Dolls (1973)

35) AC/DC – Highway To Hell (1979)

34) Pink Floyd – Meddle (1971)

33) Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers (1978)

32) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – This Year’s Model (1978)

31) Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)

30) The Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977)

29) Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978)

28) Various Artists – The Harder They Come (Soundtrack) (1972)

27) The Slits – Cut (1979)

26) Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)

25) Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy (1973)

24) Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)

23) The Specials – The Specials (1979)

22) Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus (1977)

21) The Who – Live At Leeds (1970)

20) The Ramones – Rocket To Russia (1977)

19) Nick Drake – Bryter Later (1970)

18) Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Material (1979)

17) Patti Smith – Horses (1975)

16) Led Zeppelin – Physical Grafitti (1975)

15) Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)

14) Janis Joplin & the Full Tilt Boogie Band – Pearl (1971)

13) Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)

12) The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)

11) X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents (1978)

10) David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)

9) Dr Feelgood – Down By The Jetty (1975)

8) Curtis Mayfield – Superfly (Soundtrack) (1972)

7) Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street (1972)

6) The Clash – The Clash (1977)

5) Led Zeppelin – IV (1971)

4) Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)

3) Nick Drake – Pink Moon (1972)

2) The Clash – London Calling (1979)

1) Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979)

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