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100 Greatest Albums of 1979

Criteria: These 1979 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.
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  1. Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
  2. London Calling - The Clash
  3. Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  4. The Wall - Pink Floyd
  5. Risqué - Chic
  6. Highway To Hell - AC/DC
  7. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  8. Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
  9. Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
10. I Am - Earth, Wind & Fire
11. Armed Forces - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
12. Damn The Torpedos - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
13. Regatta de Blanc - The Police
14. Uncle Jam Wants You - Funkadelic
15. Entertainment - Gang Of Four
16. Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
17. Get The Knack - The Knack
18. Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
19. The Boss - Diana Ross
20. Spirits Having Flown - The Bee Gees
21. Winner Takes All - The Isley Brothers
22. Masterjam - Rufus & Chaka
23. The B-52's - The B-52's
24. The Whispers - The Whispers
25. The Long Run - The Eagles
26. The Gap Band II - The Gap Band
27. Where There's Smoke - Smokey Robinson
28. Rock On - Raydio
29. Back To The Egg - Paul McCartney
30. This Boot Is Made For Fonk-n - Bootsy's Rubber Band
31. Bustin' Out Of L7 - Rick James
32. Fear Of Music - Talking Heads
33. Breakfast In America - Supertramp
34. Inspiration - Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
35. Degüello - ZZ Top
36. Eat To The Beat - Blondie
37. Midnight Magic - The Commodores
38. The Romantics - The Romantics
39. Prince - Prince
40. Cut - The Slits
41. In Through The Out Door - Led Zeppelin
42. Teddy - Teddy Pendergrass
43. The Pleasure Principle - Gary Numan
44. Injoy - The Bar-Kays
45. Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants - Stevie Wonder
46. Head Games - Foreigner
47. The Message Is Love - Barry White
48. Priority - The Pointer Sisters
49. Overkill - Motörhead
50. Stay Free - Ashford & Simpson
51. Low Budget - The Kinks
52. The Specials - The Specials
53. Brenda Russell - Brenda Russell
54. Secret Omen - Cameo
55. Machine Gun Etiquette - The Damned
56. Showcase - Black Uhuru
57. Just A Touch Of Love - Slave
58. Van Halen II - Van Halen
59. Another Taste - A Taste Of Honey
60. Big Fun - Shalamar
61. Madame Butterfly - Tavares
62. Rose Royce IV: The Rainbow Connection - Rose Royce
63. Star Walk - Graham Central Station
64. Live Rust - Neil Young
65. Disco Nights - GQ
66. Bop Till You Drop - Ry Cooder
67. You Know How To Love Me - Phyllis Hyman
68. Three Imaginary Boys - The Cure
69. Hot Property - Heatwave
70. Stars - Sylvester
71. Dynasty - KISS
72. Setting Sons - The Jam
73. The Gap Band - The Gap Band
74. In The Purest Form - Mass Production
75. 154 - Wire
76. Music Box - Evelyn "Champagne" King
77. Candy-O - The Cars
78. Soon Forward - Gregory Isaacs
79. One Step Beyond - Madness
80. Let's Talk It Over - Lee Fields
81. Desolation Angels - Bad Company
82. Black Rose: A Rock Legend - Thin Lizzy
83. Candy - Con Funk Shun
84. In The Heat Of The Night - Pat Benatar
85. Let Me Be Your Woman - Linda Clifford
86. Dream Police - Cheap Trick
87. Identify Yourself - The O'Jays
88. A Different Kind Of Tension - Buzzcocks
89. Survival - Bob Marley & The Wailers
90. Discovery - Electric Light Orchestra
91. McFadden & Whitehead - McFadden & Whitehead
92. Don't Let Go - Isaac Hayes
93. Sheik Yurbouti - Frank Zappa
94. Pizzazz - Patrice Rushen
95. The Jones Girls - The Jones Girls
96. Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
97. Flag - James Taylor
98. Thanks I'll Eat It Here - Lowell George
99. Look Sharp! - Joe Jackson
100. Eyes Of Love - The Edge Of Daybreak
1979 record album covers for Off The Wall, London Calling, Bad Girls, and The Wall




Off The Wall by Michael Jackson album cover
London Calling by The Clash album cover
Bad Girls by Donna Summer album cover
The Wall by Pink Floyd album cover
Risqué by Chic album cover
Highway To Hell by AC/DC album cover
We Are Family by Sister Sledge album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1979
  Lew's choice - An unheralded great album from 1979
   Squeezing Out Sparks - Graham Parker and The Rumour
  Bruce's choice:
   Repeat When Necessary - Dave Edmunds
  Brian's choice:
   Into the Music - Van Morrison
  Brett's choice:
   Airwaves - Badfinger





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