Random Nonsense #13

Harder than the last, I imagine (if you can cast your mind back that far), today I’d like to know your ten favourite albums from the Seventies.

However, to make it a little easier, please vote whether the first half of the decade (1970-1974) was better than the second (1975-1979) and select a maximum of ten – that’s right, ten – albums from each half (so you have 20 in total, enough for most people to trawl through, I’m sure).

Alternatively, one list of ten would do. Maybe as two lists of five, as I have done?

Do include the year, as it would be interesting to see which is most-often mentioned.

I have not included the obvious ones, partly because they’d only cancel each other out.

The chatroom opens at 14:00 (UK), closing on time to catch the Q Awards on Q TV at 16:00 (UK).

Blog Poll: Which was best: the first half of the Seventies, or the second? 72% vote '1970-1974', 28% vote '1975-1979'.

– Black Sabbath, ‘Paranoid’ (1971)
– The Doors, ‘L.A. Woman’ (1971) 
– George Harrison, ‘All Things Must Pass’ (1970)
– The Who, ‘Who’s Next’ (1971)
– Neil Young, ‘After the Gold Rush’ (1970)

– Kate Bush,’The Kick Inside’ (1978)
– Bob Dylan, ‘Blood on the Tracks’ (1975)
– Bob Dylan, ‘Desire’ (1976)
– The Eagles, ‘Hotel California’ (1976)
– ‘Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ (1976)

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

112 thoughts on “Random Nonsense #13”

  1. Irish Tour-Rory Gallagher-1974
    Against The Grain-Rory Gallagher-1975
    Rumours-Fleetwood Mac-1977
    Outlandos D’ Amour-Police-1978
    Songs in The Key Of Life-Steve Wonder-1976
    Aja-Steely Dan-1977
    Bad Company-Bad Company-1974 (great album)
    Sweet Baby James-James Taylor-1970
    461 Ocean Boulevard-EC-1974
    Hotel California-The Eagles-1976

  2. In date order…

    Allman Brothers – Live at the Fillmore East (1970)
    Yes – Close to the Edge (1972)
    Focus – Moving Waves (1972)
    Allman Brothers – Beginnings (re-release of their first two albums) (1972)
    Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street (1972)
    Wishbone Ash – Live Dates (1973)
    Joe Walsh – The Smoker You Drink the Player You Get (1973)
    Joe Walsh – So What (1974)
    Yes – Going for the One (1977)
    Camel – Rain Dances (1977)

  3. Jethro Tull – Aqualung
    Led Zeppelin II
    Led Zeppelin III
    Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same
    Dire Straits – Dire Straits

  4. Hey FEd. I’m a bit too young to know so many 70s albums. 🙁

    But I’ll vote the latter half cos it gave us The Wall. 😛

    But thanks for letting know about the Q Awards. Didn’t even know I had Q TV. But I found it on channel 338 on Virgin Media. 😉

  5. Pink Floyd and related albums aside:

    Caravan – In the Land of Grey and Pink (’72)
    Camel – Moonmadness (’75)
    Soft Machine – 3 (’70)
    Arthur Lee and Love – Four Sail (’72)
    The Who – Who’s Next (’72)
    Barclay James Harvest – Once Again (’72)
    Van Der Graff Generator – God Bluff (’75)
    Yes – Close to the Edge (72)
    George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (’70)
    Genesis – A Trick of the Tale (’75)

    All years are guesstimates.

    Fed: this is a very difficult one for me cos I went off the rails a bit toward the end of the 70s and got into punk.

    So for that reason I would like to include:

    The Buzzcock – Love Bites
    Magazine – Real Life


  6. ‘After The Gold Rush’ – Neil Young (1970)
    ‘Transformer’ – Lou Reed (1972)
    ‘Portrait of Donny’ – Donny Osmond (1972)
    ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ – Genesis (1974)
    ‘Horses’ – Patti Smith (1975)

    ‘Hotel California’ – The Eagles (1976)
    ‘Rumors’ – Fleetwood Mac (1977)
    ‘Peter Gabriel’ – Peter Gabriel (1977)
    ‘The Kick Inside’ – Kate Bush (1978)
    ‘Dire Straits’ – Dire Straits (1978)

  7. In date order and only the 20 VIA (Very Important Albums):

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV – 1971
    Hawkwind – In Search Of Space – 1971
    Thin Lizzy – Vagabons Of The Western World – 1972
    Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells – 1973
    Rory Gallagher – Blueprint – 1973
    Judas Priest – Rockarolla – 1974
    Motorhead – On Parole – 1976
    AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – 1976
    Samson – Survivors – 1979
    Ramones – Rocket To Russia – 1977
    Pink Floyd – Animals – 1977
    Nektar – Live in New York – 1977
    Ufo – Lights Out – 1977
    Dire Straits – Dire Straits – 1978
    Iron Maiden – The Soundhouse Tapes – 1978
    David Gilmour – David Gilmour -1978
    Van Halen – Van Halen – 1978
    Scorpions – Tokyo Tapes – 1978
    Police – Outlandos D’ Amou – 1978
    Frank Zappa – Sheik Yerbouti -1979
    The Clash – London Calling – 1979

    That is

    1971: 2
    1972: 1
    1973: 2
    1974: 1
    1975: 0?
    1976: 2
    1977: 4
    1978: 6
    1979: 2

    Quite interesting that 1975 has no entry but 1978 6…


    [You could have had ‘Wish You Were Here’ for 1975, of course. I forget the band’s name. – FEd]

  8. So this list is for non Floyd I am assuming…

    There are so many others worthy but these I hold very near and dear…

    Alice Cooper ~ Killer ’72
    Renaissance ~ Ashes Are Burning ’73
    Yes ~ Close To The Edge ’72
    David Bowie ~ Ziggy ’72
    Joni Mitchell ~ Court and Spark ’74
    Led Zeppelin ~ Houses of The Holy ’73
    Queen ~ A Night At The Opera ’75
    Sex Pistols ~ Nevermind The Bollocks ’77
    Patti Smith ~ Horses ’75
    Dan Fogelberg ~ Souvenirs ’74

  9. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
    Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks
    PF – Meddle
    Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
    Lou Reed – Berlin
    Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom
    PF – DSOTM
    Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage

    That’s all I got.

  10. No live albums, no Pink Floyd (all should be listed) no PF members efforts as well.

    1970-1974 (no order):

    Black Sabbath, Master of Reality, 1971
    Jethro Tull, Aqualung, 1971
    Genesis, Nursery Crime, 1971
    The Moody Blues, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, 1971
    Led Zeppelin, IV, 1971
    Deep Purple, Machine Head, 1972
    Wishbone Ash, Wishbone Ash, 1970
    Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells, 1973
    The Who, Quadrophenia, 1973
    Budgie, Never Turn Your Back on a Friend, 1973

    1975-1979 (no order):

    Camel, The Snow Goose, 1975
    AC/DC, Highway To Hell, 1979
    Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell, 1977
    Kansas, Point of Know Return, 1977
    Van Der Graaf Generator, Still Life, 1976
    Electric Light Orchestra, A New World Record, 1976
    Fleetwood Mac, Rumors, 1977
    Thin Lizzy, Jailbreak, 1976
    Van Halen, Van Halen, 1978
    Genesis, Trick of the Tail, 1976

    [I saw The Moody Blues the other week. Although never really a fan of theirs, they were really good (and played a few songs from the album you mention). – FEd]

  11. Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs – Derek and the Dominos – 1970
    Sticky Fingers – The Rolling Stones – 1971
    In Rock – Deep Purple 1971
    Imagine – John Lennon – 1971
    Rescue Me/In The Beginning – Roy Buchanan – 1974 (but could be also any of the previous first three albums)

    A Night at the Opera – Queen – 1975
    Wing Over America – Wings – 1976
    Never Minds The Bollocks – Sex Pistols – 1977
    Dire Straits – Dire Straits – 1978
    Survival – Bob Marley – 1979

    [I forgot about Dire Straits’ first one, which is worthy of mention if only for ‘Sultans of Swing’. Thanks for reminding me, everyone. – FEd]

  12. The Moody Blues, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, 1971

    This is my favourite album of The Moody Blues. I saw they played at the Albert Hall recently, even tickets were available.

    Did they play “My Song”? I love that one.

    [They played ‘The Story In Your Eyes’ and ‘One More Time To Live’ (in Cardiff). – FEd]

  13. 1971-1975:

    The Who, Who’s Next.
    Audience, The House on the Hill.
    Budgie, Squawk.
    Uriah Heep, Look At Yourself.
    Yes, The Yes Album.
    Caravan, In The Land Of Grey and Pink.
    Atomic Rooster, Death Walks Behind You.
    E.L.P., Tarkus.
    Groundhogs, Split.
    Jethro Tull, Thick As A Brick.

    75/79 next up!

    Gary Hurley
    London, England

  14. Undoubted number one:

    1. The Dark Side of the Moon; Pink Floyd (’73)… I didn’t liked the album when it came out, I was only 10 years young, but my sister did like it.

    2. Selling England by the Pound; Genesis (’73)… In that same year Fragile by Yes came out.

    3. Wish You Were Here; Pink Floyd again (’75)

    4. A Trick of the Trail; Genesis (’75)

    5. Tales of Mystery and Imagination; The Alan Parsons Project (’75)… I liked that album from the first time i heard it, I was reading Edgar Alan Poe stories with that album playing in my sisters apartment, it hit me, and by the way Edgar Alan Poe was a great writer.

    6. I Robot is another of them which I really liked, because a) we danced on the title track and The Voice and b) because side two was really Floydian.

    7. Tubular Bells; Mike Oldfield… I first heard it when I went to see “The Exorcist” with my older sister.

    8. Crime of the Century; Supertramp (’74)

    9. Roundabout; Yes (’73)

    10. Paris; Supertramp ’78)

  15. 1975 – 1979:

    Jethro Tull, Songs From The Wood.
    Genesis, Wind and Wuthering.
    Yes, Going For The One.
    Camel, Snow Goose.
    Rush, 2112.
    Fleetwood Mac, Rumours.
    Ramones, Ramones.
    Who, Who Are You.
    E.L.P., Works Vol 1.
    Supertramp, Paris Live.

    Gary Hurley
    London, England.

  16. Not including Pink Floyd and their solo albums there are still so many to choose from. Those that I would still listen to today in date order……

    1970 Led Zeppelin III
    1970 King Crimson – In the Wake of Poseidon
    1971 Van de Graff Generator – Pawn Hearts
    1971 Led Zeppelin IV
    1971 ELP – Tarkus
    1971 ELP – Pictures at an Exhibition
    1971 Nice – Elegy
    1971 Yes – Fragile
    1972 Focus – Moving Waves
    1972 Focus III
    1972 Deep Purple – Made in Japan
    1972 Yes – Close to the Edge
    1972 Khan – Space Shanty
    1973 Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
    1973 Genesis – Live
    1975 Chris Squire – Fish Out of Water
    1975 Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
    1975 Steve Hillage – Fish Rising
    1976 Eagles – Hotel California
    1976 Rainbow – Rising

    So many great bands. (I’ve just noticed I’ve missed out Hawkwind) It is never ending.

    Long live the early 70s.

  17. [I saw The Moody Blues the other week. Although never really a fan of theirs, they were really good (and played a few songs from the album you mention). – FEd]

    Me too………at the NEC.

    They have made some wonderful albums.

    [There were some old-fashioned freak-outs here and there, too. I’d never really given them credit for their musicianship before, but they played ever-so well. It did feel like being in a cult, though, didn’t it? The videos, the spacey intro… A bit Heaven’s Gate, I thought. – FEd]

  18. I’d say that my collection of 70s albums, apart from the obvious, is fairly non existent. I have Best Of CD compilations from artists mentioned but cannot judge the albums. I struggled to find 10.

    ‘Tapestry’ – Carole King (1971)
    ‘Aqualung’ – Jethro Tull (1971)
    ‘Songs Of Love And Hate’ – Leonard Cohen (1971)
    ‘Shaft’ – Issac Hayes (1971)
    ‘Harvest’ – Neil Young (1972)
    ‘Tubular Bells’ – Mike Oldfield (1973)
    ‘A Night At The Opera’ – Queen (1975)
    ‘Arrival’ – Abba (1976) For the cover alone… love that helicopter!
    ‘Rumours’ – Fleetwood Mac (1977)
    ‘War of The Worlds’ – Jeff Wayne (1978)

    Oh and all of Led Zeppelin’s output for the decade of course. 🙂

  19. 1970-1974:

    1971 – Black Sabbath – Paranoid
    1971 – Jethro Tull – Aqualung
    1971 – Led Zeppelin IV
    1971 – ELP – Pictures At An Exhibition
    1972 – Genesis – Selling England By The Pound


    1975 – Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
    1975 – Patti Smith – Horses
    1976 – Led Zeppelin – Soundtrack from The Song Remains The Same
    1978 – Dire Straits
    1979 – AC/DC – Highway To Hell

    The first half is definitely my favorite.

  20. For the record, the rest of my two Top Tens (in alphabetical order) are:

    – The Beatles, ‘Let It Be’ (1970)
    – Bob Dylan, ‘New Morning’ (1970)
    – John Lennon, ‘Imagine’ (1971)
    – Joni Mitchell, ‘Blue’ (1971)
    – Quicksilver Messenger Service, ‘What About Me’ (1970)

    – ‘Dire Straits’ (1978)
    – The Eagles, ‘One of These Nights’ (1976)
    – Al Green – ‘Al Green’s Greatest Hits’ (1975)
    – Roy Harper, ‘HQ’ (1975)
    – Stevie Wonder, ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ (1976)

  21. Ok, this should be pretty easy….. Should be!

    1) Who’s Next – The Who
    2) Meddle – Pink Floyd
    3) Sticky Fingers – Rolling Stones
    4) Sheer Heart Attack – Queen
    5) Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin
    6) Red – King Crimson
    7) Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
    8) Harvest – Neil Young
    9) After the Gold Rush – Neil Young
    10) Mystery to Me – Fleetwood Mac

    And now, for something completely different… the latter 70s….

    1) Blow by Blow – Jeff Beck
    2) A Trick of the Tail – Genesis
    3) Mick Taylor’s self titled LP
    4) David Gilmour’s self titled LP
    5) London Calling – The Clash
    6) Never Mind the Bollocks … Sex Pistols
    7) Rocks – Aerosmith
    8) There and Back – Jeff Beck
    9) Empty Glass – Pete Townshend
    10) All Mod Cons – The Jam

    Great mind teaser FEd…. hey, no punk LPs on your list? Where’s the love? :O)


    [I know, I know… (I think ‘Empty Glass’ was 1980. Good album, that.) – FEd]

  22. Amon Duul II: Yeti [1971]
    Caravan: In The Land Of Grey & Pink [1971]
    Roy Harper: Stormcock [1971]
    Leonard Cohen: Songs Of Love & Hate [1971]
    Yes: Relayer [1974]
    Amon Duul II: Wolf City [1974]
    King Crimson: Red [1974]
    Yes: Going For The One [1977]
    Klaus Schulze: X [1978]
    Yes: Tormato [1979]

  23. This is easy:


    Meddle (1970)
    Whos Next (1971)
    Obscured By Clouds (1972)
    Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
    Thick as a Brick (1972)
    Led Zeppelin III (1970)
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
    A Night at the Opera (1975)
    Toys in the Attic (1975)
    Wish You Were Here (1975)


    Aja (1977)
    Animals (1977)
    Hotel California (1976)
    Frampton Comes Alive (1976)
    David Gilmour (1978)
    The Wall (1979)
    In Through the Out Door (1979)
    The Last Waltz (1978)
    Van Halen (1978)
    Nevermind the Bollocks (1977)

  24. As I was born in 1970, I didn’t realise the significance of that particular decade until much later. So, leaving aside the gems that I grew to love when I was a fair bit older, I have particularly fond memories of the following…

    1975 – The Best of The Wombles – 20 Wombling Greats

    Still have it somewhere.


  25. It’s a given that Meddle and DSOTM are already on my list! So here are the rest:

    1970 ~
    The Beatles, Let It Be
    CSN&Y, Deja Vu
    Moody Blues, A Question of Balance

    1971 ~
    The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
    Joni Mitchell, Blue
    Led Zepplin, ZOSO

    1972 ~
    Joni Mitchell, For The Roses
    Stevie Wonder, Talking Book
    Jethro Tull, Thick As A Brick

    1973 ~
    Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    Each of these albums gives me a total flashback to my early 20s when I first listened to each new release. Damn, the music was good and still is!

    It was hard to edit down to my actual most-listened-to albums, rather than choosing the “most influential” in retrospect. Does that make sense?

    Happy belated birthday, FEd! Thanks for the random nonsense — it appears to be my best topic! Telling, eh?


  26. D’oh…

    1970 – James Taylor, Sweet Baby James
    1970 – Neil Young, After The Gold Rush
    1970 – Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die
    1971 – John Lennon, Imagine
    1971 – The Who, Who’s Next

    I’ll just have to trim down my late-’70s list a little, no problem. Apparently 1970 was my favorite musical year.

    Get out the pointy stick …


    [It’ll be interesting to see which year is best represented. 1976 is looking good. – FEd]

  27. My 10 favourite albums from the first half of the 70s are:

    1. Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970
    2. Lindisfarne: Fog on the Tyne, 1971
    3. Pink Floyd: Meddle, 1971
    4. Status Quo: Dog of Two Head, 1971
    5. Status Quo: Piledriver, 1972
    6. Uriah Heep: Demons & Wizards, 1972
    7. Yes: Tales from Topographic Oceans, 1973
    8. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, 1973
    9. Status Quo: Quo, 1974
    10. Camel: Mirage, 1974

    My 10 favourite albums from the latter half of the 70s are:

    1. Status Quo: On The Level, 1975
    2. Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here, 1975
    3. Camel: Music Inspired by the Snow Goose, 1975
    4. Dr. Feelgood: Down By The Jetty, 1975
    5. Dr. Feelgood: Stupidity, 1976
    6. Status Quo: Live, 1977
    7. Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks, 1977
    8. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours, 1977
    9. Pink Floyd: The Wall, 1979
    10. Madness: One Step Beyond, 1979

    Postman has just been and my 5 disk special edition has arriv…….. 😉

  28. I give up, LOL!

    My list would just be Floyd and Zeppelin, but I enjoyed everyone’s lists.

  29. [You could have had ‘Wish You Were Here’ for 1975, of course. I forget the band’s name. – FEd]

    …but I had to stick to decimal 20, so I let some shining diamonds outside. 😉

    [It’ll be interesting to see which year is best represented. 1976 is looking good. – FEd]

    When we go to the sixties you should ask us for a format of your choice so that you can do the maths a bit easier.


  30. It’s interesting to me how many “drop the needle” albums come from the 70s. You know, once you drop the needle onto track one, side one you KNOW you’re going to listen to the whole thing, because stopping is IMPOSSIBLE.

    Okay. Not overthinking this:

    Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (I’m having this one buried with me)
    Who’s Next, The Who (And this one. It’s almost perfect)
    Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen (Yup, this one too)
    A Night At The Opera, Queen
    Desperado, The Eagles (I love the Reprise)
    The Last Waltz, The Band and others
    Blood On The Tracks, Bob Dylan
    What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye (Sooooo good)
    Surf’s Up, The Beach Boys (Surf’s up, mmm, and cresting towards a tidal wave…)
    Brothers and Sisters, The Allman Brothers
    Moondance, Van Morrison
    Be Attitude, Respect Yourself, The Staple Singers
    Mothership Connection, Parliament
    Bigger Than Both of Us, Hall and Oates (Crazy Eyes is so underrated)
    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Derek and the Dominoes

  31. Hello Fed!

    Just wanted to let you know that My Gilmour Strat has shipped from Fender (I got the tracking number)!

    The guitar is due to arrive on Tuesday, October 14th! I am SO Excited! I’ll keep you posted!

    [Excellent, Johnnie. – FEd]

  32. Besides the obvious my 5 favorites from the first half of the Seventies are:

    Led Zeppelin IV – 1971
    Yes Fragile – 1972
    Emerson,Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery – 1973
    Electirc Light Orchestra Eldorado – 1973
    Blue Oyster Cult Secret Treaties – 1974
    The second half are:
    Eagles Hotel California – 1976
    Bob Seger Live Bullet – 1976
    Fleetwood Mac Rumors – 1977
    Van Halen Van Halen – 1978
    AC/DC Highway To Hell – 1979

    Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  33. This is only studio albums (live albums I did on an old blog).

    First half of 1970s:

    1) Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
    2) Genesis – Selling England By the Pound
    3) The Who – Who’s Next
    4) Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
    5) Supertramp – Crime Of the Century
    6) Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    7) Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
    8) Jethro Tull – Thick As a Brick
    9) Pink Floyd – Obscured by Clouds
    10) Yes – Close to the Edge

    Second half of 1970s:

    1) Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here and The Eagles – Hotel California (tie)
    2) Rush – Hemispheres
    3) Genesis – Wind and Wuthering
    4) Rush – A Farewell to Kings
    5) Queen – A Night at the Opera
    6) Styx – Pieces of Eight
    7) Supertramp – Even in the Quietest Moments
    8) Led Zeppelin – Presence
    9) AC/DC – Highway to Hell
    10) Kansas – Monolith

  34. I forgot the years, my fault. I guess ten best live albums of 1970s was as hard to pick studio efforts from the decade that gave a lot of great music.

    1) Genesis – Seconds Out
    2) Rush – All the World’s a Stage
    3) Jethro Tull – Bursting Out
    4) Kansas – Two For the Show
    5) Emerson Lake and Palmer – Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends
    6) The Who – Live at Leeds
    7) AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It
    8) Aerosmith – Live Bootleg
    9) Deep Purple – Made in Japan
    10) Foghat – Foghat Live

    By the way, happy birthday and thanks for condolences during this sad time for me.

  35. Not easy….not easy. Too much to choose from. I just throw out the first which come in my mind.

    The first half was the best one.

    Deep Purple – Made in Japan, 1972 (The best rock live album EVER)
    Jethro Tull – Aqualung, 1971 (Did anyone mix a flute, rock and folk like them after?)
    Led Zeppelin – IV, 1971 (Heavy Metal starts with them….)
    Pink Floyd – Meddle, 1971 (Chosen for Echoes. Pink Floyd always tried to catch that thing again. Thanks Rick.)
    Jimi Hendrix – Band of Gypsis, 1970 (Because it’s his last and the first in the ’70s. Could Jimi be out? The Seventies wouldn’t be the same without him.)
    Santana – Caravanserai, 1972 (Santana goes jazzy..funky…experimental.)
    Eagles – Hotel California, 1976 (The best guitar solo ever….)
    Bob Marley – Catch a Fire, 1973 (Exodus was too obvious….)
    Camel – The Snow Goose, 1975 (Odd choice but I have a personal affection for this album…..)
    Doors – Morrison Hotel, 1970) (Too obvious, I know.)

  36. Folks, you’re all great: Rainbow, Camel, Deep Purple, Sabbath, AC/DC, Carole King(!!) etc…… We are one of a kind!!! We like all the same music. I do not think this is casual.

    Well…Now that I think… I like also, southern rock, heavy metal, punk, classical, Jazz (Etc. Etc.)…..I know what I hate: Opera (can’t stand those voices) and prog rock (sorry folks, but Yes and Genesis are boooring) though something made sense at the time.

    What I never understood is: were Camel paid by the cigarette company to use the logo?!?!? To make subliminal(!!) advertisements? Anyone knows?

  37. Are we really up to #13 for Random Nonsense? Is that for the year?

    I’ll have to think about my picks and post them later.



  38. I couldn’t care less how often *some* of these albums will appear on anyone else’s list, nor how limited my tastes may appear. I like what I like.

    Thanks for reading.

    – Abhi – 🙂


    King Crimson: Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (1973)
    King Crimson: Starless & Bible Black (1974)
    King Crimson: Red (1974)
    Pink Floyd: Meddle (1971)
    Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)
    Kraftwerk: Autobahn (1974)
    Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (1971)
    Rolling Stones: Exile On Main St (1972)
    Neu!: Neu! (1972)
    Tom Waits: The Heart Of Saturday Night (1974)


    Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (1975)
    Pink Floyd: Animals (1977)
    Pink Floyd: The Wall (1979)
    Neu!: Neu! ’75 (1975)
    The Cure: Three Imaginary Boys (1979)
    Kraftwerk: Radioactivity (1975)
    Kraftwerk: Trans-Europe Express (1977)
    Kraftwerk: The Man-Machine (1978)
    Robert Fripp: Exposure (1979)
    Michael Jackson: Off The Wall (1979)

    [Michael Jackson… Is that his first mention? – FEd]

  39. First half may be a bit more memorable, here is how I remember it.

    1) Beatles, Let It Be (Apple, 1970)
    2) Paul McCartney, McCartney (1970)
    3) Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young), Déjà Vu (1970)
    4) Neil Young, After the Gold Rush (1970)
    5) Neil Young, Harvest (1971)
    6) John Lennon, Imagine (1971)
    7) Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything? (1972)
    8) John Lennon, Some Time in New York City (with Yoko Ono) (1972)
    9) Genesis, Selling England by the Pound (1973)
    10) Genesis, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)

    1) Patti Smith, Horses (1975)
    2) Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    3) Lenard Cohen, Death of a Ladies’ Man 1977
    4) Peter Gabriel, (1 or Car, wet car cover) (1977)
    5) Todd Rundgren, Hermit of Mink Hollow (1978)
    6) Patti Smith, Easter (1978)
    7) Kate Bush, The Kick Inside (1978)
    8) The Band, The Last Waltz (live/studio, 1978)
    9) Neil Young, Rust Never Sleeps (1979)
    10) The Clash, London Calling (1979)

    [Another shout for ‘The Last Waltz’… Good call. – FEd]

  40. Irish Tour – Rory Gallagher – 1974
    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon – 1973
    Deep Purple – Made in Japan – 1974
    Van Halen – Van Halen – 1978
    Climax Chicago Blues Band – FM Live – 1974
    Pat Travers Band – Go For What You Know – 1978
    Focus – Live at the Rainbow – 1973
    Good Rats – Tasty – 1974
    Blue Öyster Cult – Blue Öyster Cult -1972

  41. I’ll do two lists of 5:


    1. Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
    2. Wish You Were Here -Pink Floyd
    3. Meddle – Pink Floyd
    4. Led Zeppelin IV
    5. Atom Heart Mother -Pink Floyd


    1. The Wall- Pink Floyd
    2. Animals- Pink Floyd
    3. Relics- Pink Floyd
    4. Who’s Next- The Who
    5. 2112- Rush

  42. Pink Floyd – Animals – 1977
    Pink Floyd – The Wall – 1979
    Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – 1975
    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon – 1973
    Pink Floyd – Meddle – 1971

    Led Zeppelin IV – 1971

  43. 1970-74 (in no order apart from my first choice):

    Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon, 1973
    David Bowie, Hunky Dory, Ziggy, Aladdin Sane & Diamond Dogs, 1971-74
    Who, Live At Leeds
    Alice, Billion Dollar Babies, 1973
    Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, 1973
    Led Zeppelin, Led Zep IV, 1971
    Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over troubled Waters, 1970

  44. Right, straight to the end without looking at anyone’s choices! Apart from yours FEd obviously but I like to think I would have included the best solo Beatle album bar none even without spotting it in your list….


    Free – Fire and Water (1970)
    Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – Deja Vu (1970)
    George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970)
    The Who – Live at Leeds (1970)
    Allman Brothers Band – Live at the Fillmore East (1971)
    Deep Purple – Made in Japan (1972)
    Wings – Band on the Run (1973)
    Genesis – Selling England By The Pound (1974)
    Barclay James Harvest – Everyone is Everybody Else (1974)
    Bad Company – Bad Company (1974)

    1975 – 1979

    Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975)
    Neil Young – Zuma (1975)
    Rainbow – Rising (1976)
    Al Stewart – Year of the Cat (1976)
    The Eagles – Hotel California (1976)
    Steely Dan – The Royal Scam (1976)
    Hawkwind – Quark, Strangeness & Charm (1977)
    Yes – Going For The One (1977)
    Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)
    Rush – Hemispheres (1978)

  45. …and now I’ve looked at everyone’s lists I’m going through the ‘how the Hell did I forget that!’ phase!

    Supertramp – Crime of the Century, should have squeezed that in…and no Humble Pie, and, and…….

    But it was interesting limiting the choice to only those albums I could actually lay my hands on in the house – either on CD or LP – and so many ‘moments’ attached to them as well….and that’s with out the Floyd stuff in there as well.

    [We really could have broken the decade down, year by year. – FEd]

  46. ’70 – Led Zeppelin, ‘III’
    ’72 – Birth Control, ‘Hoodoo Man’
    ’72 – Herbie Hancock, ‘Sextant’
    ’74 – Eloy, ‘Floating’
    ’75 – Kraftwerk, ‘Radio Activity’
    ’77 – Alan Parsons Project, ‘I Robot’
    ’77 – Fleetwood Mac, ‘Rumours’
    ’77 – Weather Report, ‘Heavy Weather’
    ’78 – Dire Straits, ‘Dire Straits’
    ’78 – Queen, ‘Jazz’
    ’79 – Supertramp, ‘Breakfast In America’

  47. This should be really easy Fed as I should just look at my vinyl collection. I went through my teen years in the Seventies and I still have all my old albums.

    Without a doubt Pink Floyd were the highlight of the Seventies, especially pre 76. I think Meddle was a brilliant album (I listen to it more than Dark Side).

    Other albums I still treasure are;

    Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin
    Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield
    Hotel California – The Eagles
    Machine Head – Deep Purple
    Salisbury – Uriah Heap
    After the Gold Rush – Neil Young
    Harvest – Neil Young
    History – America
    Thick as a Brick – Jethro Tull
    Moonflower – Santana
    etc, etc.

    This all brings back memories of my first big rock concert. I was 15 in 73 and went to see Suzi Quatro in Brisbane. What a night!! The main thing I remember was her spitting on the keyboard player and of course her leather jumpsuit.

    Have a good weekend everybody and play a little bit of ’70s music this weekend.


  48. Here are my 20 top albums in no particular order:

    Procol Harum: A Salty Dog, 69/70-ish
    Procol Harum: A Whiter Shade of Pale, 72
    Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, 73
    Uriah Heep: Demons and Wizards, 72
    Pink Floyd: Meddle, 72
    Deep Purple: Machine Head, 72
    Deep Purple: Made in Japan, 72
    Genesis: Nursery Rhymes, 71
    Queen: Queen 2, 74
    Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here, 75

    Pink Floyd: Animals, 77
    Pink Floyd: The Wall, 79
    Genesis: Trick of the Tail, 76
    Rainbow: Live in Munich, 77
    Rainbow: Down to Earth, 79
    Whitesnake: Lovehunter 79
    Whitesnake: Ready and Willing, 80
    Led Zeppelin: In Through The Outdoor, 79
    Blondie: Blondie, 76 (Picked this as she was my first crush)

    I’m off to Barcelona so hope to catch up with you all soon. I may send a pic when I get back, then you can see my ugly mug smiling down a bottle of San Miguel.

    Kindest regards as ever,
    Damian & Katrina

    [Have a lovely time, both. – FEd]

  49. 1970 – 74

    1. Santana: Abraxas, 1970
    2. Pink Floyd: Meddle, 1971
    3. Hawkwind: In Search Of Space, 1971
    4. Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds, 1972
    5. Hawkwind: Space Ritual Alive, 1973
    6. Camel: Camel, 1973
    7. Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon, 1973
    8. Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells, 1973
    9. Mike Oldfield: Hergest Ridge, 1974
    10. Camel: Mirage, 1974

    1975 – 79

    1. Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here, 1975
    2. Camel: Snow Goose, 1975
    3. Mike Oldfield: Ommadawn, 1975
    4. Hawkwind: Master of the Universe, 1977
    5. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours, 1977
    6. Pink Foyd: Animals, 1977
    7. Camel: Raindances, 1977
    8. David Gilmour: David Gilmour, 1978
    9. Richard Wright: Wet Dream, 1978
    10. Pink Floyd: The Wall, 1979

  50. Okay, here goes:

    1- Hunky Dory 1971
    2-Aladdinsane 1973
    3-Dark Side Of The Moon 1973
    4-Aqualung 1971
    5-For Your Pleasure 1973
    6-Transformer 1972
    7-Imagine 1971
    8-Tapestry – 1971
    9-Exile On Main Street 1972
    10-Led Zep lll 1970

    1-Another Green World 1975
    2-Heroes – 1977
    3-Never Mind the bollocks 1977
    4-Horses 1975
    5-Wish you were here 1975
    6-Blood on the tracks 1975
    7-The Wall 1979
    8-Low 1978
    9-Born To Run 1975
    10-Hotel California 1976

    Also really need to include everything by BOWIE!!


  51. 1970-74

    1. Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs
    2. The Who – Who’s Next
    3. John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band
    4. Gene Clark – No Other
    5. The Kinks – Lola vs Powerman and the Money-Go-Round
    6. Neil Young – After the Gold Rush
    7. George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
    8. Curtis – Curtis Mayfield
    9. Elvis Presley – Elvis Country
    10. Richard and Linda Thompson – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight


    1. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
    2. David Bowie – Station to Station
    3. The Jam – All Mod Cons
    4. The Specials – Specials
    5. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
    6. Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
    7. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
    8. Bob Dylan – Street Legal
    9. Wings – Back to the Egg
    10. Fleetwood Mac – Tusk

  52. Apart from Pink Floyd & co:

    – Leonard Cohen : ‘Songs Of Love And Hate’ (1971)
    – Serge Gainsbourg : ‘Histoire de Melody Nelson’ (1971)
    – Neil Young : ‘Harvest’ (1972)
    – Bad Company : ‘Bad Company’ (1974)
    – Bruce Springsteen : ‘Born To Run’ (1975)

    – Jean Michel Jarre : ‘Oxygène’ (1976)
    – Jacques Brel : ‘Les Marquises’ (1977)
    – Fleetwood Mac : ‘Rumours’ (1977)
    – Patti Smith : ‘Easter’ (1978)
    – The Clash : ‘London Calling’ (1979)


  53. Everything Floyd and Gilmour related pushed aside of course:


    Black Sabbath- Paranoid (1970)
    The Who- Who’s Next (1971)
    Jethro Tull- Aqualung (1971)
    John Lennon- Imagine (1971)
    Led Zeppelin- IV or Zoso (1971)
    Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
    Lynyrd Skynyrd- Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd (1973)
    Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy (1973)
    Supertramp- Crime of the Century (1974)
    Bad Company- Bad Company (1974)


    Nazareth- Hair of the Dog (1975)
    Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti (1975)
    Boston- Boston (1976)
    Steve Miller Band- Fly Like an Eagle (1976)
    The Eagles- Hotel California (1976)
    Fleetwood Mac- Rumors (1977)
    Foreigner- Foreigner (1977)
    The Cars- The Cars (1978)
    Supertramp- Breakfast in America (1979)
    AC/DC- Highway to Hell (1979)

    Thank you very much indeed, good night to you.

  54. In no order (no Floyd related material):

    Dire Straits – Dire Straits, ’78
    Queen – A Night at the Opera, ’75
    UFO – Lights Out, ’77
    Black Sabbath – Paranoid, ’71
    Jethro Tull – Aqualung, ’71
    Van Halen – Van Halen, ’78
    Supertramp – Breakfast in America, ’79
    The Clash – London Calling, ’79
    Meatloaf – Bat out of Hell, ’77

  55. For many of us who were born in the 70s and didn’t get into any particular bands until the 80s, this can be quite revealing – in the sense that our lists can show music that transcended its time and made its way to our record players – CD players, eventually.

    That said, much of the music those of us born in the 70s like from that era might represent a narrower scope of exposure (thus all my Pink Floyd entries – it’s a sincere list of items from the 70s I play with the greatest frequency…) and it excludes tracks from the 70s that came from particular albums I don’t listen to in their entirety but might be classics for others who were already listening to music in that era.

    In other words – much of what some of us “30-somethings” listen to represents, in my view, what we dug back into based on what we were first drawn into as teenagers in the 80s. It’s my justification and disclaimer for those who think my list is a bit too Floyd-heavy.

    My list follows in a separate post…

  56. ahhhh…something for us old farts, i’ll give it a shot with the same approach – no PF/DG – which would be on here.

    all things must pass………..george harrison

    pearl……………………..janis joplin
    imagine……………………john lennon

    harvest……………………neil young
    machine head……………….deep purple

    tres hombres……………….z z top
    brain salad surgery…………emerson, lake & palmer

    bad company………………..bad company

    physical graffiti…………..led zeppelin
    hair of the dog…………….nazareth
    diamonds and rust…………..joan baez
    nils lofgren……………….nils lofgren

    desire…………………….bob dylan
    dreamboat annie…………….heart
    agents of fortune…………..blue oyster cult

    rumours……………………fleetwood mac
    hard again…………………muddy waters

    van halen………………….van halen

    zip…nada…0…picks used up……………

    honorable mention: tom petty, police, wishbone ash, alan parsons project, dire straits, kansas, elo, david bowie, the band, yes.

    take care all & have fun with this one…..fats

  57. led zeppelin – led zeppelin iii (1970)
    led zeppelin – led zeppelin iv (1971)
    the who – who’s next (1971)
    black sabbath – paranoid (1971)
    the who -who’s next (1971)
    jethro tull – aqualung (1971)
    pink floyd – meddle (1971)
    jethro tull – thick as a brick (1972)
    pink floyd – dark side of the moon (1972)
    mike oldfield – tubular bells (1973)

    mike oldfield – ommadawn (1975)
    pink floyd – wish you were here (1975)
    eagles – hotel california (1976)
    pink floyd – animals (1977)
    fleetwood mac, rumours (1977)
    david gilmour – david gilmour (1978)
    dire straits – dire straits (1978)
    van halen – van halen (1978)
    pink floyd – the wall (1979)
    neil young – rust never sleeps (1979)

  58. Pink Floyd – Meddle – 1970
    Black Sabbath – Paranoid – 1971
    The Who – Who’s Next – 1971
    Led Zeppelin – IV – 1971
    David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars – 1972
    Pink Floyd – Obscured by Clouds – 1972
    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon – 1973
    Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy – 1973
    Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffitti – 1975
    Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – 1975
    The Eagles – Hotel California – 1976
    Boston – Boston – 1976
    Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle – 1976
    Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band – Night Moves – 1976
    Pink Floyd – Animals – 1977
    Fleetwood Mac – Rumors – 1977
    Jackson Browne – Running on Empty – 1978
    Van Halen – Van Halen – 1978
    Pink Floyd – The Wall – 1979
    Supertramp – Breakfast in America – 1979

  59. Can’t remember that far.

    I think everyone has picked well and I agree on most. Floyd for sure did well.

    Steely Dan’s first album was a classic and Genesis Selling England By The Pound, Yes too!

  60. Hello to all, I´m new here in the forum.

    I was born in 1972 so I don´t know so many albums from this decade, but enough to choose 5 from each half (they aren´t all I know I could choose).

    Sorry for my English.


    “Dark Side Of The Moon” – Pink Floyd
    “Morrison Hotel” – The Doors
    “L.A. Woman” – The Doors
    “Pearl” – Janis Joplin
    “Let It Be” – The Beatles


    “Wish You Were Here” – Pink Floyd
    “Reggatta de Blanc” – The Police
    “The Wall” – Pink Floyd
    “The Kick Inside” – Kate Bush
    “Heroes” – David Bowie

    [Welcome, Cecilia. (Janis Joplin… Of course…) – FEd]

  61. These are the albums I was listening to in the mid-to-late ’70s:

    1974 ~
    Jackson Browne, Late For The Sky

    1975 ~
    Chuck Mangione, Chase The Clouds Away
    Bob Dylan, Blood On The Tracks
    Led Zepplin, Physical Graffiti
    Emmylou Harris, Elite Hotel

    1976 ~
    Stevie Wonder, Songs In The Key Of Life

    1977 ~
    Fleetwood Mac, Rumours

    1978 ~
    Steely Dan, Aja
    Dire Straits, Dire Straits

    1979 ~
    Rickie Lee Jones, Rickie Lee Jones

    I’m feeling a little guilty for leaving off The Marshall Tucker Band’s ‘Carolina Dreams’ simply because it’s the album that was the background music for the developing relationship between myself and my husband in ’77-’78, but he’ll never know! ;^D

    Very therapeutic, this random nonsense! Maybe it’ll help regenerate some of my long-lost brain cells. 🙂


    [I’m all for brain cell regeneration, me. – FEd]

  62. I did not include David Gilmour’s or Pink Floyd’s on this list as I love all of their albums.

    Here’s my list in alphabetical order:

    Black Sabbath: “Paranoid” (1970)
    Deep Purple: “In Rock” (1970)
    George Harrison: “All Things Must Pass” (1971)
    Iron Butterfly: “Metamorphosis” (1970)
    James Gang: “James Gang Rides Again” (1970)
    Led Zepplin: “4” (1972)
    Moody Blues: “A Question of Balance” (1970)
    Simon & Garfunkel’s: “Greatest Hits” (1972)
    Spirit: The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (1970)
    The Doors: “LA Woman” (1971)
    The Who: “Who’s Next” (1971)

    Rock music was definitely at its peak in the early 70s by my book; and of course in the 60s too.

    P.S. I would never think LA Woman by the Doors would be listed as one of your favorite albums, FEd. I particularly like Riders on the Storm, do you?

    [Very much so, it’s a beautiful track. – FEd]

  63. Moondance – Van Morrison, 70
    Mud Slide Slim – James Taylor, 71
    What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye, 71
    Hunky Dory – Bowie, 71
    Something/Anything _ Todd Rundgren, 72
    Solid Air – John Martyn, 72
    Goat’s Head Soup – Rolling Stones, 73
    Tales from Topographic Oceans – Yes, 73
    Desolation Boulevard – Sweet, 74

    Crisis? What Crisis? – Supertramp, 75
    Desire – Bob Dylan, 75
    Timeless Flight – Steve Harley, 76
    Royal Scam – Steely Dan, 76
    One World – John Martyn, 77
    Even In The Quietest Moments – Supertramp, 77
    Going For The One – Yes, 77
    Aja – Steely Dan, 77
    Grace and Danger – John Martyn, 78
    Fear Of Music – Talking Heads, 79

  64. i really tried but there’s no way i can pick just 10 or even 20 albums from the 70s because there’s just too many to choose from.

    hey FEd, why no led zeppelin albums in your list?

    [I never liked them that much, in truth. If we were doing lists of, say, 30 albums instead of 20, maybe I’d squeeze in ‘Physical Graffiti’. But I always preferred The Who. – FEd]

  65. Hi all, 10 albums from the Seventies:

    1970 – The Who “Live At Leeds”
    1971 – The Who “Who’s Next”
    1971 – Pink Floyd “Meddle”
    1972 – Deep Purple “Machine Head”
    1973 – The Who “Quadrophenia”
    1973 – Pink Floyd “Dark Side Of The Moon”
    1973 – Rory Gallagher “Tattoo”
    1975 – Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here”
    1977 – Pink Floyd “Animals”
    1978 – Dire Straits “Dire Straits”

    The best year: 1973.


  66. Piergiorgio,

    Here is an interesting Camel snippet…

    “The instrumental, orchestrated concept album Music Inspired by The Snow Goose 1975, inspired by the Paul Gallico short story of the same name, was the breakthrough which brought Camel wider attention. Gallico, who loathed smoking, thought the band were related to the cigarette brand and threatened to take legal action. Camel avoided this by adding the prefix ‘Music inspired by…’ to the album’s cover. The album’s success led to a prestigious sell out concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, with the London Symphony Orchestra in October 1975.”

  67. [I know, I know… (I think ‘Empty Glass’ was 1980. Good album, that.) – FEd]

    Yikes… so true! OK, well then that’s an easy slot to fill.

    The Wall – Pink Floyd

    All the best,

  68. Excluding Pink Floyd contributions in that decade:

    Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
    Tumbleweed Connection – Elton John (1971)
    Blue – Joni Mitchell (1971)
    Tapestry – Carole King (1971)
    Exile on Main Street – The Rolling Stones (1972)
    Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie (1972)
    Transformer – Lou Reed (1972)
    Harvest – Neil Young (1972)
    Rumours – Fleetwood Mac (1977)

  69. Some crackin’ lists…How could i forget John Martyn, The Band, Bob Seger, etc.?

    Have a nice weekend, Fed and all!!


  70. Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970)
    The Who – Live at Leeds (1970)
    The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971)
    Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)
    David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust (1972)
    Yes – Close to the Edge (1972)
    Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1973)
    Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (1973)
    The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)
    Jim Morrison/The Doors – American Prayer (1978)

    A distinct lack of late-’70s stuff there, and the only one even uses tapes from the early ’70s.

    I may seem quite quiet over the next few weeks, but I’ll try to pop on as frequently as I can manage – Fresher’s Week is rather hectic!

  71. Great topic!

    Here’s mine, minus Pink Floyd or Gilmour, and not including the same artist twice, just to make it bit more interesting.

    James Taylor – Sweet Baby James (1970)
    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
    Jimi Hendrix – The Cry Of Love (1971)
    Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973)
    King Crimson – Red (1974)

    Jeff Beck – Blow By Blow (1975)
    Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (1976)
    Rush – 2112 (1976)
    Eric Clapton – Slowhand (1977)
    The Police – Outlandos D’Amour (1978)

  72. Hi FEd,

    back to the blog..It’s not so easy…mumble mumble really, we are talking about the golden years of rock’n roll albums…I could be a little bit “dazed and confused” with the years but I’ll try.

    Obviously not including PF or DG albums (all should be listed):

    LED ZEPPELIN 1- 2- 3- 4/Physical Graffiti/Presence/The Song Remains The Same
    ELP Pictures at an Exhibition
    KING CRIMSON In the Court of…(but..it was before?..)
    WHO Who’s next?
    GENESIS Trick of the Tail
    YES Close to the Edge
    ROLLING STONES Sticky Fingers
    Syd BARRETT The Madcap Laughs

    And every album by Alan Parsons, Procol Harum, Vanilla Fudge, Alice Cooper, Jethro Tull, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, Neil Young, Eagles, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, James Taylor, Dire Straits, Robert Fripp, Brian Eno…It was the heaven of the music…

    Have a nice weekend

  73. [I was born in 1972 so I don´t know so many albums from this decade, but enough to choose 5 from each half (they aren´t all I know I could choose). – Cecilia]

    This is funny. Because I was born in 1973 and I hear a lot of Seventies music.

    When I was 14 it was 1987. Something was coming out but most of 80s stuff was crap. Basically you could decide to be either a sort of disco music fan or metal head. In the first case no guitar at all (guitar was banned in the 80s) in the second ONLY guitar. Keyboardists were dull (where was a new Jon Lord? Or a Rick Wright?).

    Where to look for great music? In the sevenites!!

    You get the importance of a decade of music only later on. And frankly: the 80s when I was a kid sucked (apart from Metallica and few others. 🙂

    Another funny thing is that taste is homogeneous in the blog community. No one mentioned together Pink Floyd and…Waylon Jennings. Rainbow….and Paul Anka. Led Zeppelin and…Nino Buonocore. 🙂

  74. Neil Young – After the Gold Rush (1970)
    Led Zeppelin 4 (1971)
    Neil Young – Harvest (1972)
    Mile Oldfield – Tubular Bells (1973)
    Camel – Camel (1973)

    Eagles – Hotel California (1976)
    Camel – Moonmadness (1976)
    Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses (1978)
    Alan Parsons Project – Pyramid (1978)
    Supertramp – Breakfast in America (1979)

    I still can’t decide which half of the decade was best. More albums from the second half came to mind when I was making my list but some of the classics are from the first half.

  75. I saw an advert today on TV of Live in Gdansk!

    The only pity was, it was on Sky channel ‘Dave’, and it was at 01:10am this morning. I think only a handful of people watch ‘Dave’ at that time in the morning, but its better than nothing……is it?

  76. My 10 favourite albums (only choosing one album per band) are:

    The Dark Side of The Moon – Pink Floyd
    Tales of Topographic Oceans – Yes
    Breakfast in America – Supertramp
    In the Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson
    Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin
    Thick as a Brick – Jethro Tull
    Selling England by the Pound – Genesis
    Made in Japan – Deep Purple
    Tubular Bells I, II & III – Mike Oldfield
    Joe’s Garage I, II & III – Frank Zappa

  77. Great lists here.

    If you are all like me you will be thinking…… How did I not include that one?!!!

    Been playing Richard’s ‘Wet Dream’ album today. Had me wondering, after such a brilliant record, why were there no more while he was on such a roll.

    Have a safe weekend everyone.

  78. [I never liked them that much, in truth. If we were doing lists of, say, 30 albums instead of 20, maybe I’d squeeze in ‘Physical Graffiti’. But I always preferred The Who. – FEd]

    I’ll hopefully do my list tomorrow as its been a pretty hectic day today but I agree with you about The Who. There’s just something about them that Led Zeppelin never really had.

    I think part of it had something to do with the way you could relate to the lyrics a bit more with The Who.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  79. Credence Clearwater Revival – ‘Cosmo’s Factory’ (70)
    Pink Floyd – ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ (73)
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Physical Graffiti’ (75)
    Bob Dylan – ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (75)
    Pink Floyd – ‘Wish You Were Here’ (75)
    Steve Miller Band – ‘Fly Like an Eagle’ (76)
    Fleetwood Mac – ‘Rumors’ (77)
    Pink Floyd – ‘Animals’ (77)
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – ‘Damn The Torpedoes’ (79)
    Pink Floyd -‘The Wall’ (79)

    I wasn’t going to include Floyd’s stuff, but I would be lying to you all. 🙂

    Have a good weekend everyone, maybe next week will be better…

  80. It strikes me that the 70s is an era of great tracks but not necessarily great albums. I think possibly the emphasis was “getting the album out” rather than on making sure every track was up to scratch. PF post Meddle were a notable exception but as usual I’ll ignore them.

    For that reason, four of my favourite albums are live ones because the bad tracks often don’t make it to the tour

    Deep Purple – Made in Japan
    Genesis – Seconds Out
    Led Zeppelin – How the West Was Won (yeah, I know but it’s really a 70s album, non?)
    Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous (amost Live!)

    Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
    Queen – A Night at the Opera
    Black Sabbath – Paranoid
    Lou Reed – Transformer
    The Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks …
    Rush – 2112

  81. harder to assemble than I thought leaving out any floyd or related material. it goes sth. like this:

    david bowie, “heroes” (1977)
    eno, “here come the warm jets” (1973)
    the police, “reggatta de blanc” (1979)
    queen, “news of the world” (1977)
    kraftwerk, “the man-machine” (1978)
    jean michel jarre, oxygène (1976, 1977)
    miles davis, “bitches brew” (1970)
    springsteen, “born to run” (1975)
    springsteen, “darkness on the edge of town” (1978)
    the who, “who’s next” (1971)

    cheers, bernhard

    [I was waiting for Bruce Springteen’s ‘Born to Run’ to show up again (that’s its fourth mention). – FEd]

  82. Whittling it down to 10 was really hard but here is my list –

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
    Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
    Hotel California- The Eagles
    Kimono My House – Sparks
    Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
    Led Zeppelin 11
    The Who – Who’s Next
    Peter Gabriel
    Live and Dangerous – Thin Lizzy
    The Police – Outlandos D’Amour

    Gary 🙂

  83. [Blue Oyster Cult Secret Treaties – 1974 – hoss]

    I need more cowbell: How could I forget Blue Öyster Cult?



  84. [I need more cowbell: How could I forget Blue Oyster Cult? – Taki]

    I see BuckDharma put a top ten list on, maybe we could get his thoughts on the cowbell.

    Excellent song with the cowbell by the way.


  85. Here is my eclectic list:

    Black Sabbath – Master of Reality (’71)
    Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (’71)
    The Who – Who’s Next (’71)
    David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust & Spiders from Mars (’72)
    Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show – Sloppy Seconds (’72)
    Frank Zappa – Overnight Sensation (’73)
    Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (’73)
    Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (’73)
    KISS – KISS (’74)
    Sweet – Desolation Boulevard (’74)

    Queen – A Night at the Opera (’75)
    Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (’75)
    Boston – Boston (’76)
    Frank Zappa – Zoot Alures (’76)
    Queen – News of the World (’77)
    Rush – A Farewell to Kings (’77)
    The Runaways – Queens of Noise (’77)
    Rolling Stones – Some Girls (’78)
    Police – Outlandous d’Amour (’78)
    XTC – Drums and Wires (’78)

    Interesting, no one has mentioned any Partridge Family releases, let alone the Cassidy brother solo projects.



  86. [Interesting, no one has mentioned any Partridge Family releases, let alone the Cassidy brother solo projects. – Reverend Andrew]

    … and no one mentioned the Osmonds, too. 😀


  87. 1975-79:

    David Bowie, Station To Station, 76
    Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here, 75
    Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti, 75
    Led Zeppelin, Presence, 76
    Bob Dylan, Desire, 76 (cos it includes his best song: Hurricane)
    Neil Young, Decade, 77
    Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, 77
    Supertramp, Breakfast In America, 79
    Neil Young, Rust Never Sleeps, 79
    Pink Floyd, The Wall

  88. Excuse the Floyd omissions, they’re definitely in my top 10 from the 70s. IMHO Wish You Were Here is the greatest album ever.

    In no particular order:

    ZZ Top – Tres Hombres
    Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks
    Led Zeppelin – II
    The Who – Who’s Next
    Deep Purple – In Rock
    Van Halen – Van Halen
    Black Sabbath – Vol 4
    The Eagles – Hotel California
    Hawkwind – In Search Of Space
    Bob Marley & The Wailers – Kaya

  89. My list:

    Deep Purple: In Rock, 1971
    Led Zeppelin: IV, 1971
    Pink Floyd: Meddle, 1971
    Uriah Heep: Salisbury, 1971
    Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds, 1972
    Uriah Heep: Demons and Wizards, 1972
    The Who: Who’s Next, 1972
    Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, 1973
    Queen: Queen 2, 1974
    Supertramp: Crime of the Century, 1974

    Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here, 1975
    Genesis: A Trick of the Tail, 1976
    Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (Live Album), 1976
    Rainbow: Rising, 1976
    Alan Parsons Project: I Robot, 1977
    Kate Bush: Kick Inside, 1978
    Dire Straits: Dire Straits, 1978
    David Gilmour: David Gilmour, 1978
    Styx: Pieces of Eight, 1978
    Supertramp: Breakfast in America, 1979


  90. This has been hard and has taken many hours at work coming up with this list. In no particular order and excluding Floyd as they would easily fill 1 – 10!

    1. Nick Drake – Bryter Layter
    2. David Bowie – Ziggy
    3. Stevie Wonder – Stories In The Key Of Life
    4. Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
    5. Lou Reed – Transformer
    6. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
    7. Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
    8. Lynyrd Skynyrd – (pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)
    9. Queen – A Night At The Opera
    10. Sly & The Family Stone – There’s A riot Going On

    That was hard FED, don’t put me through that again!

    You got any goss you want to share with us?


    [None at all, sorry. – FEd]

  91. Hendrix- Band of Gypsys, 1970
    The Doors- Absolutely Live, 1970
    David Bowie- The Man Who Sold The World, 1970
    Deep Purple- In Rock, 1970
    Led Zeppelin III, 1970
    Syd Barrett- Barrett, 1970
    Jethro Tull- Aqualung 1971
    Uriah Heap- Look at Yourself, 1971
    Alice Cooper- Love it to Death, 1971
    Black Sabbath- Vol.4, 1972
    Wishbone Ash – Argus, 1972
    The Grateful Dead- Europe ’72, 1972
    Frank Zappa- The Grand Wazoo, 1973
    The Who- Quadrophenia, 1973
    Hawkwind- Hall of the Mountain Grill, 1974
    Lou Reed- Rock and Roll Animal, 1974
    Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti, 1975
    Hawkwind- Warrior on the Edge of Time, 1975
    Alice Cooper- Welcome to My Nightmare, 1975
    Roxy Music- Viva Roxy Music, 1976

    There’s just so much more…

  92. Not sure if PF LPs were meant to be included, but if you are talking about my favorites it’s hard to leave them out.

    Pink Floyd, 1971: Meddle (I have 3 of these on LP)
    Led Zeppelin, 1971 (I’ve never known the name of this LP)
    David Bowie, 1972: Ziggy Stardust
    Steely Dan, 1972: Can’t Buy a Thrill
    Pink Floyd, 1973: The Dark Side of the Moon (I have 2, bought the 30th anniversary edition a few years back)
    Billy Joel, 1973: Piano Man
    Neil Diamond, 1973: Jonathan Livingstone Seagull
    Jethro Tull, 1974: Aqualung
    Chain, 1971: Towards the Blues

    Pink Floyd, 1975: Wish You Were Here (2 on LP & on CD)
    Steely Dan, 1977: Aja
    Pink Floyd, 1977: Animals
    Brain Ferry, 1977: In Your Mind
    Kraftwerk, 1978: The Man Machine
    Dire Straits, 1978: Self titled (LP & CD)
    Midnight Oil, 1979: Head Injuries
    The Alan Parsons Project, 1979 (The Turn of a Friendly Card)
    Rickie Lee Jones, 1979: Self titled (LP & CD)
    Mi-sex, 1979: Graffiti Crimes)

    Good on ya FEd.


  93. 1970 – 1974:

    Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel, 1970
    Led Zeppelin III – Led Zeppelin, 1970
    A Question Of Balance – Moody Blues, 1970
    Let It Be – The Beatles, 1970
    Imagine – John Lennon, 1971
    In Search Of Space – Hawkwind, 1971
    Seventh Sojourn – Moody Blues, 1972
    Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield, 1972
    Selling England By The Pound – Genesis, 1973
    Made In Japan – Deep Purple, 1973

    1975 – 1979:

    Fish Rising – Steve Hillage, 1975
    The Planets – Tomita, 1975
    Heaven & Hell – Vangelis, 1975
    Rubycon – Tangerine Dream, 1975
    Sabotage – Black Sabbath, 1975
    Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin, 1975
    Oxygene – Jean Michel Jarre, 1976
    Motivation Radio – Steve Hillage, 1978
    Wet Dream – Richard Wright, 1978
    Spectral Mornings – Steve Hackett, 1979

  94. [There’s just something about them that Led Zeppelin never really had – Thomas Robinson]

    …and here are some things that Led Zeppelin had over The Who:

    – THAT drum sound! (STILL the greatest drum sound EVER!)
    – Better (and longer) guitar solos
    – They didn’t release singles
    – They refused to appear on TV
    – The production on their albums (better sound quality then any other 70s albums)
    – They where far heavier

    But don’t get me wrong, I do like The Who but to my ears Led Zeppelin are the second greatest band ever (Pink Floyd being first OBVIOUSLY).

    I would put them in the top 5 though.

  95. Hi all,

    rather off-topic but since AC/DC was mentioned more than once: I tried to buy tickets for their tour in Spring 2008, and although they were quite expensive (more than 150 €), I couldn’t get one in Germany.

    Now you’ll find them on dumbBay offered for 230+ € each by “fans” that managed to buy more than they need…

    It would have been nice to see them with my 12 year old son, but under such conditions: no thanks!


  96. 75-79:

    1. Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here, 75
    2. Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti, 75
    3. Fleetwood Mac, Rumors, 77
    4. Boston, 76
    5. Van Halen, 79
    6. Steely Dan, Aja, 77
    7. Kansas, Leftoverture, 76
    8. Journey, Infinity, 78
    9. Rush, Hemispheres, 77
    10. Bob Seger, Night Moves, 76


    1. Simon & Garfunkel, Greatest Hits
    2. Black Sabbath, Vol 4
    3. The Who, Who’s Next
    4. Led Zeppelin 2
    5. Led Zeppelin IV
    6. Pink Floyd, DSoTM
    7. Bad Company
    8. Derek and the Dominos

    Don’t know the first half as well… definitely the second half was better.

    [Bob Seger… Is that the album with ‘Turn The Page’ on, Tim? (And did you know that he co-wrote The Eagles’ ‘Heartache Tonight’?) – FEd]

  97. It´s hard, making a selection, and not fair at all. I had to leave out bands that I played A LOT, like The Sweet, Staus Quo, Roxy Music, Yes, ELP, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, and many more, because I couldn´t really pick ONE entire album that still stands today for me. And then there´s Miles Davis. Most frequently played, but none of the albums I know, are from that decade. Leaving out Lou Reed´s two live albums from ´74 & ´75 also hurts.

    But here they are:

    1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water
    1971 L.A.Woman
    1971 Sticky Fingers
    1972 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
    1973 Live in Europe ( C.C.R. )
    1973 Berlin
    1973 Dark Side of the Moon
    1974 Heart of Saturday Night
    1974 461 Ocean Boulevard
    1974 Here Come the Warm Jets
    1974 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

    1975 Wish You Were Here
    1975 Horses
    1976 Desire
    1976 Hejira
    1976 Hotel California
    1976 801 Live
    1976 Bongo Fury
    1977 Peter Gabriel
    1978 Dire Straits
    1978 The Last Waltz
    1979 Rust Never Sleeps

  98. In no particular order and minus PF…

    Utopia – Oops! Wrong Planet (1974)
    Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything? (1972)
    Todd Rundgren – Back to the Bars (1978)
    Boston – Boston (1976)
    Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell (1977)
    Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic (1975)
    The Beatles – Let it Be (1970)
    The Blues Brothers – Briefcase Full of Blues (1978)
    Earth Wind & Fire – All ‘n All (1977)
    Graham Central Station – Ain’t No ‘Bout-A-Doubt It (1975)

    [‘Bat Out of Hell’ has come up a few times, I notice. – FEd]

  99. These are the albums I’m thinking of at this moment, making this a list that could easily change with my mood:

    Early 70s:

    1. YES ‘Fragile’ – 1972
    2. MIKE OLDFIELD ‘Tubular Bells’ – 1973
    3. GENESIS ‘Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ – 1974
    4. ELP (their self-titled first album) -1970
    5. BILLY JOEL ‘Turnstiles’ – 1973

    Late 70s:

    6. EAGLES ‘Hotel California’ – 1976
    7. STEVIE WONDER ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ – 1976
    8. STEELY DAN ‘Aja’ – 1978
    9. GEORGE HARRISON ‘Cloud Nine’ – 1979
    10. SUPERTRAMP ‘Breakfast in America’ – 1979

  100. Seasons change and so will this list, probably daily. But today my favourite non-Floyd albums are:

    1971 Led Zeppelin – IV
    1972 David Bowie Ziggy Stardust & Spiders From Mars
    1972 Deep Purple – Machine Head
    1972 Le Orme – Felona E Sorona
    1974 Genesis – Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
    1975 Queen – A Night At The
    1976 Rainbow – Rising
    1977 Genesis – Seconds Out
    1978 Dire Straits – Dire Straits
    1979 Kiss – Dynasty


  101. I couldn’t “do” ten… I tried, I really did… I had a hard time “cutting” the list down to twenty… The whole list “thing” poses more questions than answers for me…

    Band Of Gypsys – Jimi Hendrix (1970)
    The Madcap Laughs – Syd Barrett (1970)
    Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon (1970)
    Desertshore – Nico (1970)
    Bitches Brew – Miles Davis (1970)
    Moondance – Van Morrison (1970)
    L.A. Woman – The Doors (1971)
    Imagine – John Lennon (1971)
    Meddle – Pink Floyd (1971)
    Master Of Reality – Black Sabbath (1971)
    Pearl – Janis Joplin (1971)
    Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd (1973)
    Rock Bottom – Robert Wyatt (1974)
    Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd (1975)
    Horses – Patti Smith (1975)
    Desire – Bob Dylan (1976)
    Calling Card – Rory Gallagher (1976)
    Ramones – Ramones (1976)
    Marquee Moon – Television (1977)
    Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo! – Devo (1978)

  102. Well, I am probably late on this one due to be extremely busy of late.

    There are so many 70s albums that I love but I will just cheat on this occasion and put down my top 70s albums.

    1. Obscured by Clouds
    2. Atom Heart Mother
    3. Meddle

    4. Animals
    5. David Gilmour’s debut
    6. Wish You Were Here

  103. Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd
    Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
    Meddle – Pink Floyd
    The Wall – Pink Floyd
    Supertramp – Breakfast in America
    Antonello Venditti – Sotto il segno dei pesci
    Francesco De Gregori – Rimmel
    Fabrizio De André – Non al denaro …
    Beatles – Let it Be
    Lucio Dalla – Dalla

    The above were the most loved albums of that time but perhaps it’s still valid I think…how many memories.

    Bye dear F.Ed and friends.

    Take care/ciao Elisabetta

  104. [For the record, Led Zeppelin II was released in 1969. – Andrew]

    Yep mate, you’re right. Replace that with IV or Physical Graffiti. Also liked early Clash and Stranglers albums, just far too many to chose from.

  105. From 1970 to 1974:

    1) The Who- Live at Leeds (1970)
    2) Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin 3 (1970)
    3) Led Zeppelin- Zoso (1971)
    4) Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy (1973)
    5) The Who- Who’s Next (1971)
    6) Black Sabbath- Paranoid (1971)
    7) Deep Purple- Machine Head (1972)
    8) The Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers(1971)
    9) The Who- Quadrophina(1973)
    10) Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

    From 1975 to 1979:

    1) Sex Pistols- Never Mind The Bullocks (1977)
    2) Ramones- Rocket to Russia (1977)
    3) The Clash- London Calling (1979)
    4) Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti (1975)
    5) Led Zeppelin- In Through The Outdoor (1979)
    6) The Who- Who Are You (1978)
    7) Ramones- It’s Alive (1979)
    8) Ramones- Ramones (1976)
    9) Aerosmith- Toys in The Attic (1975)
    10) Led Zeppelin- Song Remains The Same (1976)

  106. And now, could you tell us which (non PF) album has been most often mentioned, please? (I might buy it.)


    [Oh, Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Desire’. By a mile. – FEd]

  107. Obviously, for me it’s all about Floyd. Ignoring them, and creating a list from among those favorites that pop into my head:


    Genesis: “Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” (1974)
    Kraftwerk: “Autobahn” (around 1974)
    Yes: “Fragile” (1972)
    ELP: “Emerson Lake and Palmer” (1970)
    Badger: “Badger Live” (around 1972)
    Led Zeppelin: “Zoso” (1971)
    Mike Oldfield: “Tubular Bells” (1973)
    The Who: “Who’s Next” (1971)
    Stevie Wonder: “Innervisions” (1973)
    Soft Machine: “Bundles” (around 1974)


    Billy Joel: “The Stranger” (1978)
    Supertramp: “Breakfast in America” (1979)
    B-52s: “The B-52s” (1979)
    Eagles: “Hotel California” (1976)
    George Harrison: “Cloud Nine” (1979)
    Rush: “Hemispheres” (1978)
    Stevie Wonder: “Songs in the Key of Life” (1976)

    This is more than ten. And if I write this list tomorrow, it might look radically different than what you see here.

  108. Hello everyone.

    I choose 30 albums:

    George Harrisson – All Things Must Pass (1970)
    Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970)
    Kevin Ayers – Shooting at the Moon (1970)
    John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band (1970)
    The Stooges – Fun House (1970)
    The Kinks – Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround – (1970)
    Pink Floyd – Meddle (1971)
    Frank Zappa – 200 Motels (1971)
    Serge Gainsbourg – Melody Nelson (1971)
    The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971)
    Can – Tago Mago (1971)
    Captain Beefheart -The Spotlight Kid (1972)
    Marvin Gaye – Trouble Man (1972)
    Nick Drake – Pink Moon (1972)
    Stevie Wonder – Innervisions (1973)
    Roxy Music – For your Pleasure (1973)
    Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets (1973)
    Lou Reed – Berlin (1973)
    Robert Wyatt- Rock Bottom (1974)
    King Crimson – Red (1974)
    Genesis – Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)

    Neil Young – Zuma (1975)
    Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
    The Residents – Fingerprince (1976)
    Television – Marquee Moon (1977)
    Pere Ubu- Dub Housing (1978)
    PIL – First Issue (1978)
    Talking Heads – Fear of music (1979)
    Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)
    Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979)

    6 albums for 1970, 5 albums for 1971, 3 albums for 1972, 4 albums for 1973, 3 albums for 1974.

    So 21 albums for first half of the Seventies…

    2 albums for 1975, 1 albums for 1976, 1 albums for 1977, 2 albums for 1978, 3 albums for 1979.

    …and 9 albums for the second part of the Seventies.

    Have a good day and listen to the Sixties too (F*** the Eighties).


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