100 Greatest Rock Albums Of The 1970's

  1. What's Going On (1971) - Marvin Gaye
  2. Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) - Pink Floyd
  3. London Calling (1979) - The Clash
  4. Born To Run (1975) - Bruce Springsteen
  5. Exile On Main Street (1972) - Rolling Stones
  6. Innervisions (1973) - Stevie Wonder
  7. Who's Next (1971) - The Who
  8. Led Zeppelin IV (1971) - Led Zeppelin
  9. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) - Stevie Wonder
10. Rumours (1977) - Fleetwood Mac
11. Blue (1971) - Joni Mitchell
12. Tapestry (1971) - Carole King
13. Paranoid (1970) - Black Sabbath
14. Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (1972) - David Bowie
15. There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - Sly And The Family Stone
16. The Wall (1979) - Pink Floyd
17. Blood On The Tracks (1975) - Bob Dylan
18. Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - Sex Pistols
19. Hotel California (1976) - The Eagles
20. Off the Wall (1979) - Michael Jackson
21. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977) - The Bee Gees
22. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) - Simon & Garfunkel
23. After The Goldrush (1970) - Neil Young
24. Ramones (1976) - Ramones
25. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) - Elton John
26. The Clash (1977) - The Clash
27. Plastic Ono Band (1970) - John Lennon
28. Superfly (1972) - Curtis Mayfield
29. Talking Book (1972) - Stevie Wonder
30. This Year's Model (1978) - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
31. Sticky Fingers (1971) - Rolling Stones
32. Moondance (1970) - Van Morrison
33. A Night At The Opera (1975) - Queen
34. Van Halen (1978) - Van Halen
35. Horses (1975) - Patti Smith
36. Let It Be (1970) - The Beatles
37. Harvest (1972) - Neil Young
38. Machine Head (1972) - Deep Purple
39. Live at Leeds (1970) - The Who
40. My Aim Is True (1977) - Elvis Costello
41. Black Sabbath (1970) - Black Sabbath
42. Marquee Moon (1977) - Television
43. DéjàVu (1970) - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
44. Low (1977) - David Bowie
45. All Things Must Pass (1970) - George Harrison
46. Unknown Pleasures (1979) - Joy Division
47. Live at the Fillmore East (1971) - The Allman Brothers Band
48. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - Derek & The Dominos
49. Imagine (1971) - John Lennon
50. Wish You Were Here (1975) - Pink Floyd
51. Physical Graffiti (1975) - Led Zeppelin
52. Abraxas (1970) - Santana
53. Cosmo's Factory (1970) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
54. Pearl (1971) - Janis Joplin
55. Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) - Elton John
56. American Beauty (1970) - Grateful Dead
57. Fun House (1970) - Iggy Pop & the Stooges
58. Hunky Dory (1971) - David Bowie
59. Exodus (1977) - Bob Marley & the Wailers
60. Court and Spark (1974) - Joni Mitchell
61. In Rock (1970) - Deep Purple
62. The Stranger (1977) - Billy Joel
63. Quadrophenia (1973) - The Who
64. Toys In The Attic (1975) - Aerosmith
65. Fragile (1971) – Yes
66. Pronounced Leh'-nerd Skin-'nerd (1973) - Lynyrd Skynyrd
67. Aqualung (1971) - Jethro Tull
68. One Nation Under The Groove (1978) - Funkadelic
69. Let's Get It On (1973) - Marvin Gaye
70. Aja (1977) - Steely Dan
71. Boston (1976) - Boston
72. Call Me (1973) - Al Green
73. Mothership Connection (1976) - Parliament
74. Frampton Comes Alive (1976) - Peter Frampton
75. Fullingness First Finale (1974) - Stevie Wonder
76. Catch A Fire (1973) - Bob Marley & The Wailers
77. Honky Chateau (1972) - Elton John
78. Heart Like A Wheel (1974) - Linda Ronstadt
79. Rocks (1976) - Aerosmith
80. Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) - Rod Stewart
81. Sweet Baby James (1970) - James Taylor
82. Bat Out Of Hell (1977) - Meat Loaf
83. Bad Girls (1979) - Donna Summer
84. Highway To Hell (1979) - AC/DC
85. Parallel Lines (1979) - Blondie
86. Trans-Europe Express (1977) - Kraftwerk
87. Tea For The Tillerman (1970) - Cat Stevens
88. Something/Anything (1972) - Todd Rundgren
89. Band On The Run (1973) - Paul McCartney & Wings
90. 3+3 (1973) - The Isley Brothers
91. Eat A Peach (1972) - Allman Brothers Band
92. Dreamboat Annie (1976) - Heart
93. The Cars (1978) - The Cars
94. Electric Warrior (1971) - T-Rex
95. Rocket To Russia (1977) - Ramones
96. Alive! (1975) - KISS
97. New York Dolls (1973) - New York Dolls
98. Running On Empty (1977) - Jackson Browne
99. Fleetwood Mac (1975) - Fleetwood Mac
100. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978) - Bruce Springsteen
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101. Damn The Torpedoes (1979) - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
102. Rust Never Sleeps (1979) - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
103. Spinners (1973) - The Spinners
104. Close To You (1970) - The Carpenters
105. I'm Still In Love With You (1972) - Al Green
106. Tumbleweed Connection (1970) - Elton John
107. Workingman's Dead (1970) - Grateful Dead
108. Maggot Brain (1971) – Funkadelic
109. Close To The Edge (1972) - Yes
110. The B-52's (1979) - The B-52's
111. Fresh (1973) - Sly and the Family Stone
112. Houses Of The Holy (1973) - Led Zeppelin
113. Young, Gifted & Black (1972) - Aretha Franklin
114. Burnin' (1973) - Bob Marley and the Wailers
115. L.A. Woman (1970) - The Doors
116. Sad Wings of Destiny (1976) - Judas Priest
117. That's the Way of the World (1975) - Earth, Wind, & Fire
118. Transformer (1972) - Lou Reed
119. For Your Pleasure (1973) - Roxy Music
120. Can't Get Enough (1974) - Barry White
121. Curtis (1970) - Curtis Mayfield
122. There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973) - Paul Simon
123. Nightbirds (1974) - Labelle
124. Music of My Mind (1972) - Stevie Wonder
125. Aladdin Sane (1973) - David Bowie
126. Entertainment! (1979) - Gang of Four
127. Outlandos D'Amour (1978) - The Police
128. Talking Heads: 77 (1977) - Talking Heads
129. Pretzel Logic (1974) - Steely Dan
130. The Basement Tapes (1975) - Bob Dylan and the Band
131. Master Of Reality (1971) - Black Sabbath
132. Some Girls (1978) - Rolling Stones
133. Tubular Bells (1973) - Mike Oldfield
134. Al Green Gets Next to You (1971) - Al Green
135. Sheer Heart Attack (1974) - Queen
136. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (1973) - Bruce Springsteen
137. Led Zeppelin III (1970) - Led Zeppelin
138. Desire (1976) - Bob Dylan
139. Grievous Angel (1974) - Gram Parsons
140. Night Moves (1976) - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
141. 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) - Eric Clapton
142. Station to Station (1976) – David Bowie
143. More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978) - Talking Heads
144. Queen II (1974) - Queen
145. 2112 (1976) - Rush
146. Bryter Layter (1970) - Nick Drake
147. Sail Away (1972) - Randy Newman
148. Look-Ka Py Py (1970) - The Meters
149. Berlin (1973) - Lou Reed
150. Tonight's the Night (1975) - Neil Young
151. Another Green World (1975) - Brian Eno
152. Roxy Music (1972) - Roxy Music
153. Back Stabbers (1972) - The O'Jays
154. Pink Moon (1972) - Nick Drake
155. Reggatta de Blanc (1979) - The Police
156. Autobahn (1974) - Kraftwerk
157. Late for the Sky (1974) - Jackson Browne
158. 52nd Street (1978) - Billy Joel
159. Breakfast In America (1979) - Supertramp
160. Animals (1977) - Pink Floyd
161. Natty Dread (1974) - Bob Marley & The Wailers
162. Selling England By The Pound (1973) – Genesis
163. Raw Power (1973) - Iggy And The Stooges
164. Fear of Music (1979) - Talking Heads
165. Paul Simon (1972) - Paul Simon
166. Slowhand (1977) - Eric Clapton
167. Loaded (1970) - The Velvet Underground
168. Country Life (1974) - Roxy Music
169. The Pretender (1976) - Jackson Browne
170. Modern Lovers (1976) - Modern Lovers
171. Can't Buy a Thrill (1972) - Steely Dan
172. Armed Forces (1979) - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
173. Heroes (1977) - David Bowie
174. Here, My Dear (1978) - Marvin Gaye
175. Radio City (1974) - Big Star
176. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) - Devo
177. Metal Box (1979) - Public Image Ltd.
178. At Budokan (1978) - Cheap Trick
179. Pink Flag (1977) - Wire
180. Thick As A Brick (1972) - Jethro Tull
181. Back In The USA (1970) - MC5
182. #1 Record (1972) - Big Star
183. Here Come the Warm Jets (1973) - Brian Eno
184. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974) - Richard and Linda Thompson
185. Tago Mago (1971) - Can
186. Bad Company (1974) - Bad Company
187. Suicide (1977) - Suicide
188. Risque (1979) - Chic
189. 12 Songs (1970) - Randy Newman
190. Brothers And Sisters (1973) - Allmans Brothers Band
191. In Color (1977) - Cheap Trick
192. The World Is a Ghetto (1972) - War
193. Band Of Gypsys (1970) – Jimi Hendrix
194. The Long Run (1979) – The Eagles
195. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974) – Genesis
196. Mott (1973) - Mott the Hoople
197. Chicago V (1972) – Chicago
198. Billion Dollar Babies (1973) – Alice Cooper
199. Fly Like An Eagle (1976) - Steve Miller Band
200. Destroyer (1976) – KISS

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Last Updated: 2017-04-23
Newly added names are in Red

Criteria: These 1970s Albums are ranked, giving equal consideration for their impact, influence, immediate & lasting popularity, and acclaim from critics & musicians. (This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' or 'Compilation' albums.)