Top Albums of the 1970s

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I’ve always pondered that if I could only have fifty record albums, which records would make my list?

I’m a child of the 1970s, so naturally, my list contains a lot of records from the 1970s. But what if I limited myself to that decade? What would I choose?

I spent a week thinking about it, so here they are in all their ’70s glory.

  1. Brain Salad Surgery (1973) – ELP
  2. Animals (1977) – Pink Floyd
  3. Houses of the Holy (1975) – Led Zeppelin
  4. Tale from Topographic Oceans (1973) – Yes
  5. Thick As A Brick (1972) – Jethro Tull
  6. Initiation (1975) – Todd Rundgren
  7. Rumours (1977) – Fleetwood Mac
  8. Horses (1975) – Patti Smith
  9. Physical Graffiti (1975) – Led Zeppelin
  10. Hotel California (1976) – The Eagles
  11. Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) – Pink Floyd
  12. Led Zeppelin IV (1971) – Led Zeppelin
  13. Moondance (1970) – Van Morrison
  14. A Night At The Opera (1975) – Queen
  15. Van Halen (1978) – Van Halen
  16. Machine Head (1972) – Deep Purple
  17. Harvest (1972) – Neil Young
  18. Black Sabbath (1970) – Black Sabbath
  19. DéjàVu (1970) – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  20. All Things Must Pass (1970) – George Harrison
  21. Imagine (1971) – John Lennon
  22. Pearl (1971) – Janis Joplin
  23. Led Zeppelin III (1970) – Led Zeppelin
  24. Fragile (1971) – Yes
  25. Toys In The Attic (1975) – Aerosmith
  26. Aqualung (1971) – Jethro Tull
  27. One Nation Under A Groove (1978) – Funkadelic
  28. Aja (1977) – Steely Dan
  29. Boston (1976) – Boston
  30. Mothership Connection (1975) – Parliament
  31. Let It Be (1970) – The Beatles
  32. Rocks (1976) – Aerosmith
  33. Sweet Baby James (1970) – James Taylor
  34. Something/Anything (1972) – Todd Rundgren
  35. Tea For The Tillerman (1970) – Cat Stevens
  36. Dreamboat Annie (1976) – Heart
  37. Fleetwood Mac (1975) – Fleetwood Mac
  38. Damn The Torpedoes (1979) – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  39. Close To The Edge (1972) – Yes
  40. Houses Of The Holy (1973) – Led Zeppelin
  41. Sheer Heart Attack (1974) – Queen
  42. Tubular Bells (1973) – Mike Oldfield
  43. Night Moves (1976) – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
  44. Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) – Elton John
  45. 2112 (1976) – Rush
  46. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974) – Genesis
  47. In Color (1977) – Cheap Trick
  48. Bad Company (1974) – Bad Company
  49. Fly Like An Eagle (1976) – Steve Miller Band
  50. Breakfast In America (1979) – Supertramp