100 Greatest Albums of 1975

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen
2. That's The Way Of The World
Earth, Wind & Fire
3. Blood On The Tracks
Bob Dylan
4. Mothership Connection
5. A Night At The Opera
6. Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin
7. Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
8. The Heat Is On
The Isley Brothers
9. Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
10. Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Elton John
11. Toys In The Attic
12. Alive!
13. Horses
Patti Smith
14. Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
15. Why Can't We Be Friends
16. Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
17. Wake Up Everybody
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
18. Honey
Ohio Players
19. One Of These Nights
The Eagles
20. Live
Bob Marley & The Wailers
21. Tonight's The Night
Neil Young
22. Gratitude
Earth, Wind & Fire
23. Love To Love You Baby
Donna Summer
24. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Joni Mitchell
25. Spirit Of The Boogie
Kool & The Gang
26. Welcome To My Nightmare
Alice Cooper
27. Young Americans
David Bowie
28. Steppin
The Pointer Sisters
29. Marcus Garvey
Burning Spear
30. Pick Of The Litter
The Spinners
31. Blow By Blow
Jeff Beck
32. The Basement Tapes
Bob Dylan/The Band
33. Darryl Hall & John Oates
Hall & Oates
34. There's No Place Like America Today
Curtis Mayfield
35. Family Reunion
The O'Jays
36. Caught In The Act
The Commodores
37. KC & The Sunshine Band
KC & The Sunshine Band
38. Dread In A Babylon
U Roy
39. Southern Nights
Allen Toussaint
40. Red Octopus
Jefferson Starship
41. Another Green World
42. Never Can Say Goodbye
Gloria Gaynor
43. Hair Of The Dog
44. A Quiet Storm
Smokey Robinson
45. Diamonds & Rust
Joan Baez
46. Al Green Is Love
Al Green
47. Rock of The Westies
Elton John
48. Fire On The Bayou
The Meters
49. What A Difference A Day Makes
Esther Phillips
50. In The City

51. The Original Soundtrack
52. To Be True
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
53. Zuma
Neil Young
54. The Bitch Is Black
Yvonne Fair
55. Fandango
ZZ Top
56. Just Another Way To Say I Love You
Barry White
57. Nighthawks At The Diner
Tom Waits
58. Let's Take It To The Stage
59. Black Bach
Lamont Dozier
60. One Size Fits All
Frank Zappa
61. Inseparable
Natalie Cole
62. Down By The Jetty
Dr. Feelgood
63. Movin' On
The Commodores
64. Danger High Voltage
Betty Wright
65. Katy Lied
Steely Dan
66. Blues For Allah
The Grateful Dead
67. Chocolate City
68. Main Course
The Bee Gees
69. The Who By Numbers
The Who
70. Let's Do It Again
The Staple Singers/Curtis Mayfield
71. Siren
Roxy Music
72. Coney Island Baby
Lou Reed
73. Nasty Gal
Betty Davis
74. Revolution Dub
Lee Perry & The Upsetters
75. Born To Be With You
76. Survival
The O'Jays
77. Beautiful Loser
Bob Seger
78. Non Stop
B.T. Express
79. Stampede
The Doobie Brothers
80. Nuthin' Fancy
Lynyrd Skynyrd
81. Still Caught Up
Millie Jackson
82. High On You
Sly Stone
83. Minstrel In The Gallery
Jethro Tull
84. Face The Music
Electric Light Orchestra
85. Urban Renewal
Tower Of Power
86. Adventures In Paradise
Minnie Riperton
87. Promised Land
Elvis Presley
88. Fool For The City
89. 2nd Anniversary
Gladys Knight & The Pips
90. T.N.T.
91. Spinners Live!
The Spinners
92. Gorilla
James Taylor
93. A Song For You
The Temptations
94. Midnight Band: The First Minute Of A New Day
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
95. Atlantic Crossing
Rod Stewart
96. Chocolate Chip
Issac Hayes
97. Teaser
Tommy Bolin
98. City Of Angels
The Miracles
99. Cut The Cake
Average White Band
100. Hutson
Leroy Hutson
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1975
Lew's choice - An unheralded great album from 1975
* Blue Jays
Justin Hayward & John Lodge

Bruce's choice:
* John Fogerty
John Fogerty
1974   |   1976