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16 albums of the 70s I may go back to listen to

Schnuron Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Instead of 15, I extended it to 16 albums, too many albums I can put them on the list.

If you've seen my previous forum threads of the 80s and 90s albums I like the most,
I think you may know how this goes.
I have missed a lot of well-known albums in the 70s era, for sure,
but my list of the 70s albums is a subjective thing. 

Leave your 70s albums list on the comment section.

In no particular order.

1. America - America (1971)
2. Cluster - Sowiesoso (1976)
3. Tangerine Dream - Zeit (1972)
4. The Beach Boys - Sunflower (1970)
5. Vangelis - Earth (1973)
6. Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess (1974)
7. Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla (1974)
8. Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
9. KISS - Love Gun (1977)
10. The Doobie Brothers - The Captain and me (1973)
11. MFSB - Love is the Message (1973)
12. Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971)
13. Budgie - Bandolier (1975)
14. Richard Pinhas - Iceland (1979)
15. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
16. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (1979)  

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bend5 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
 IMHO,the best album from the 70's is Pink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON...
Schnuron Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, hellyeah.
bend5 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Then also later during the 70's they released WISH YOU WERE HERE and 2 years later ANIMALS,both fantastic albums,IMHO...
ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These were my most played albums. What a great period for rock music.

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Genesis - Seconds Out
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
David Bowie - Station to Station
Bridge of Sighs - Robin Trower
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Steely Dan - Aja
E-Ocasio Featured By Owner 5 days ago   General Artist
I liked mostly the teenybopper side of music then because I was a kid in those days.
Donny & Marie Osmond - New Season
Donny & Marie Osmond - Winning Combination
Shaun Cassidy -Room Service
Shaun Cassidy- Under Wraps
ABBA- The Album
ABBA- Arrival
ABBA-Voulez Vous
Saturday Night Fever original movie soundtrack
Star Wars original movie soundtrack
StephenL Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago
 1. Works Volume 1 - Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Definitely my all time favorite LP/Cassette/CD).
 2. A Turn of The Cards - Renaissance
 3. A Song for All Seasons - Renaissance
 4. Scheherazade and Other Stories - Renaissance
 5. Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - The Moody Blues
 6. The Album - Abba
 7. You - Gong
 8. Foxtrot - Genesis
 9. Hall of the Mountain Grill - Hawkwind
10. The Inner Mounting Flame - The Mahavishnu Orchestra
11. Refugee - Refugee
13. Selling England by the Pound - Genesis
14. A Question of Balance - The Moody Blues
15. Mystery to Me - Fleetwood Mac
16. Apocalypse - The Mahavishnu Orchestra
17. Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond
18. Sufficiently Breathless - Captain Beyond
19. Armageddon - Armageddon
20. Chicago III - Chicago
21. All American Boy - Rick Derringer
22. Caravanserai - Santana
23. Johnny Winter And - Johnny Winter
24. Boz Scaggs and Band - Boz Scaggs
25. Take Me as I Am Without Silver Without Gold - Tim Davis
26. Puttin' In Time on Planet Earth - Ben Sidran
27. Love, Devotion, Surrender - Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin
28. Eldorado - The Electric Light Orchestra
29. Face the Music - The Electric Light Orchestra
30. The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie

SleinadFlar Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not as familiar with Hawkwind as I should be, but damn "Hall Of The Mountain Grill" is one of the coolest titles I've ever seen. :lol: 
TheCunningCondor Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Can't really rank em but some of my favs are

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Elton John - Honky Château
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti 
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Schnuron Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice list of yours. Honky Chateau is my fave album of Elton John.
LeatherHead72 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2021  Professional Artisan Crafter
The '70s were a great decade for rock music, especially prog rock! Some I love, that I can remember the album names of. 

Yes- The Yes Album (1971)
Roxy Music- Mother of Pearl(1974)
Jethro Tull- Benefit(1970)
Moody Blues- Seventh Sojourn(1972)
ELP- Brain Salad Surgery(1973)
Genesis- A Trick of the Tail(1976)
ELO- El Dorado(1973 or 4)
Pink Floyd- Animals(1977)
Robin Trower- Bridge of Sighs(1974)
Wishbone Ash- There's the Rub(1974)
Uriah Heep- Salisbury(1971)
Kraftwerk- Trans Europe Express(1977)
Can- All Gates are Open(1976)
Kansas- Kansas(1974)
David Bowie- Aladdin Sane(1973?)
Steely Dan- Countdown to Esctasy(1973)
StephenL Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago
That's one I forgot for my list, El Dorado by ELO.
Slisbury by Uriah Heep, love the last track on that one.
sezzac155 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2021
There are a lot of artists that I know and admire that did stuff in 70s but I haven't really listened to the whole albums. 

The standouts as albums for me are 'The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust' and 'Low' from David Bowie. And 'Unknown Pleasures' from Joy Division.

The list would be longer if it was single songs from that era because for example I love the song 'London Calling' from The Clash and 'Another Brick in the wall part 2' from Pink Floyd but we are not. I also have to give David Bowie another honorary mention for somehow making the 10 minute masterpiece 'Station to Station' while high on drugs.  
Schnuron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
David Bowie has some interesting albums and the ones you've mentioned they could've ended up in my list but I had to pick one I personally go back to listen to a couple of times.
Unknown Pleasures is a personal favorite for me.
Talking about single songs would be a huge list of bands or musicians for a forum thread that I said "nah, too much. I'd just go for the 16 albums for an organized list."
sezzac155 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2021
Yeah, I'm completely fine with and understand not doing single songs.

I have trouble narrowing down favourite songs and sorting that out in a list for my favourite bands that I listen to on a weekly basis, even if the band only has 4 or 5 albums, so it would be hypocritical of me to expect someone else to do that sort of thread because I sure can't. 
SleinadFlar Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of all the 70s Priest albums you chose Rocka Rolla O_o

Anyway, here's my list. Lots of live albums I admit, but the 70s were THE era of live albums and often those live albums are better than the studio albums of that band.

Yes - Close To The Edge
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Rush - 2112
Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
UFO - Strangers In The Night (live)
Scorpions - The Tokyo Tapes (live)
Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous (live)
Kiss - Alive (live)
Whitesnake - Live At The Heart Of The City (live)
Queen - Live At The Rainbow '74 (live)
AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It! (live)
Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Dinner
Roxy Music - s/t
Abba - The Album
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Schnuron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, that's my guilty pleasure of Priest.
Sad Wings Of Destiny wasn't my strong vibe but it's a pretty good album, indeed.

Nice list of yours. Never heard of the live albums myself (there's some familiar bands I do know, though) but, hey, good for you.

Kudos to Joy Division and ABBA.
Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2021
I had "Hotel California" and "Love Gun" in my cassette collection.  They were great albums.

Have you ever considered Kansas' "Point of Know Return"?  I'd recommend that album as well.
Schnuron Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Yes. That album is not my thing but Dust In The Wind is a beautiful song.
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