100 Greatest Albums of 1977

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. Rumours
Fleetwood Mac
2. Exodus
Bob Marley
3. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
The Bee Gees (& others)
4. The Stranger
Billy Joel
5. Low
David Bowie
6. My Aim Is True
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
7. All 'n' All
Earth, Wind & Fire
8. The Clash
The Clash
9. Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome
10. Trans Europe Express
11. Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom
Rose Royce
12. Marquee Moon
13. Aja
Steely Dan
14. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols
15. Ask Rufus
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
16. Talking Heads 77
Talking Heads
17. Bat Out Of Hell
Meat Loaf
18. The Belle Album
Al Green
19. Rocket To Russia
The Ramones
20. Lust For Life
Iggy Pop
21. Animals
Pink Floyd
22. Go For Your Guns
The Isley Brothers
23. Book Of Dreams
Steve Miller Band
24. Chic
25. Running On Empty
Jackson Browne
26. Little Queen
27. Commodores
The Commodores
28. A Real Mother For Ya
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
29. Heart Of The Congos
The Congos
30. Street Survivors
Lynyrd Skynyrd
31. Once Upon A Time
Donna Summer
32. Pacific Ocean Blue
Dennis Wilson
33. Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby
Bootsy Collins
34. "Heroes"
David Bowie
35. Police & Thieves
Junior Murvin
36. Moody Blue
Elvis Presley
37. Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs
Eddie Hazel
38. I Remember Yesterday
Donna Summer
39. Sings For Someone You Love
Barry White
40. Pink Flag
41. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
42. Bridges
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
43. Smooth Talk
Evelyn "Champagne" King
44. Let There Be Rock
45. In Color
Cheap Trick
46. Feelin' Bitchy
Millie Jackson
47. Two Sevens Clash
48. Right On Time
The Brothers Johnson
49. The Grand Illusion
50. Rejoice
The Emotions

51. Blank Generation
Richard Hell & The Voidoids
52. Party Time
The Heptones
53. Slowhand
Eric Clapton
54. JT
James Taylor
55. Before And After Science
Brian Eno
56. CSN
Crosby, Stills & Nash
57. Life On The Line
Eddie & The Hot Rods
58. Never Say You Can't Survive
Curtis Mayfield
59. Little Criminals
Randy Newman
60. Return Of The Super Ape
The Upsetters
61. L.A.M.F.
The Heartbreakers
62. Benny & Us
The Average White Band & Ben E. King
63. Love You
The Beach Boys
64. Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
65. Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick
66. Livin' On The Fault Line
The Doobie Brothers
67. News Of The World
68. Cat Scratch Fever
Ted Nugent
69. Songs From The Wood
Jethro Tull
70. Damned Damned Damned
The Damned
71. Angel
The Ohio Players
72. Slave
73. I Robot
Alan Parsons Project
74. Galaxy
75. A Farewell To Kings
76. Dry & Heavy
Burning Spear
77. Moonflower
78. Love Gun
79. Going For The One
80. Flying High On Your Love
The Bar Kays
81. Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass
82. In The City
The Jam
83. Terrapin Station
Grateful Dead
84. Secrets
Con Funk Shun
85. Robert Gordon With Link Wray
Robert Gordon & Link Wray
86. The Idiot
Iggy Pop
87. Suicide
88. Sin After Sin
Judas Priest
89. Out Of The Blue
Electric Light Orchestra
90. Foreigner
91. Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
92. Equal Rights
Peter Tosh
93. Point Of Know Return
94. Leave Home
The Ramones
95. New Boots & Panties
Ian Dury
96. Into Something (Can't Shake Loose)
O.V. Wright
97. Plastic Letters
98. Live At The London Palladium
Marvin Gaye
99. Comin' Back For More
William Bell
100. Havin' A Party
The Pointer Sisters
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1977
Lew's choice - An unheralded great album from 1977
* Nether Lands
Dan Fogelberg
Bruce's choice:
* George Thorogood and the Destroyers
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Brian's choice:
* Stick to Me
Graham Parker & the Rumour
Brett's choice:
* Holly Days
Denny Laine
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