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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. Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
18. The Boss - Diana Ross
19. Spirits Having Flown - The Bee Gees
20. Winner Takes All - The Isley Brothers
21. Masterjam - Rufus & Chaka
22. The B-52's - The B-52's
23. The Whispers - The Whispers
24. The Long Run - The Eagles
25. The Gap Band II - The Gap Band
26. Where There's Smoke - Smokey Robinson
27. Rock On - Raydio
28. Back To The Egg - Paul McCartney
29. This Boot Is Made For Fonk-n - Bootsy's Rubber Band
30. Bustin' Out Of L7 - Rick James
31. Fear Of Music - Talking Heads
32. Breakfast In America - Supertramp
33. Inspiration - Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
34. Degüello - ZZ Top
35. Eat To The Beat - Blondie
36. Midnight Magic - The Commodores
37. The Romantics - The Romantics
38. Prince - Prince
39. Cut - The Slits
40. In Through The Out Door - Led Zeppelin
41. Teddy - Teddy Pendergrass
42. The Pleasure Principle - Gary Numan
43. Injoy - The Bar-Kays
44. Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants - Stevie Wonder
45. Head Games - Foreigner
46. The Message Is Love - Barry White
47. Priority - The Pointer Sisters
48. Overkill - Motörhead
49. Stay Free - Ashford & Simpson
50. Low Budget - The Kinks
51. The Specials - The Specials
52. Brenda Russell - Brenda Russell
53. Secret Omen - Cameo
54. Machine Gun Etiquette - The Damned
55. Showcase - Black Uhuru
56. Just A Touch Of Love - Slave
57. Van Halen II - Van Halen
58. Another Taste - A Taste Of Honey
59. Big Fun - Shalamar
60. Madame Butterfly - Tavares
61. Rose Royce IV: The Rainbow Connection - Rose Royce
62. Star Walk - Graham Central Station
63. Live Rust - Neil Young
64. Disco Nights - GQ
65. Bop Till You Drop - Ry Cooder
66. You Know How To Love Me - Phyllis Hyman
67. Three Imaginary Boys - The Cure
68. Hot Property - Heatwave
69. Stars - Sylvester
70. Dynasty - KISS
71. Setting Sons - The Jam
72. The Gap Band - The Gap Band
73. In The Purest Form - Mass Production
74. 154 - Wire
75. Music Box - Evelyn "Champagne" King
76. Candy-O - The Cars
77. Soon Forward - Gregory Isaacs
78. One Step Beyond - Madness
79. Let's Talk It Over - Lee Fields
80. Desolation Angels - Bad Company
81. Black Rose: A Rock Legend - Thin Lizzy
82. Candy - Con Funk Shun
83. In The Heat Of The Night - Pat Benatar
84. Let Me Be Your Woman - Linda Clifford
85. Dream Police - Cheap Trick
86. Identify Yourself - The O'Jays
87. A Different Kind Of Tension - Buzzcocks
88. Survival - Bob Marley & The Wailers
89. Discovery - Electric Light Orchestra
90. McFadden & Whitehead - McFadden & Whitehead
91. Don't Let Go - Isaac Hayes
92. Sheik Yurbouti - Frank Zappa
93. Pizzazz - Patrice Rushen
94. The Jones Girls - The Jones Girls
95. Knock On Wood - Aimii Stewart
96. Flag - James Taylor
97. Thanks I'll Eat It Here - Lowell George
98. Sidewalks, Fences And Walls - Solomon Burke
99. I'm The Man - 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





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