Top Albums of the 70’s

1. What’s Going On (1971) – Marvin Gaye
2. Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) – Pink Floyd
3. London Calling (1979) – The Clash
4. Born To Run (1975) – Bruce Springsteen
5. Exile On Main Street (1972) – Rolling Stones
6. Innervisions (1973) – Stevie Wonder
7. Led Zeppelin IV (1971) – Led Zeppelin
8. Who’s Next (1971) – The Who
9. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) – Stevie Wonder
10. Rumours (1977) – Fleetwood Mac

11. Blue (1971) – Joni Mitchell
12. Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (1972) – David Bowie
13. There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971) – Sly And The Family Stone
14. Tapestry (1971) – Carole King
15. Paranoid (1970 )- Black Sabbath
16. The Wall (1979) – Pink Floyd
17. Blood On The Tracks (1975) – Bob Dylan
18. Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977) – Sex Pistols
19. Hotel California (1976) – The Eagles
20. Off the Wall (1979) – Michael Jackson

21. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) – Simon & Garfunkel
22. After The Goldrush (1970) – Neil Young
23. Ramones (1976) – Ramones
24. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) – Elton John
25. The Clash (1977) – The Clash
26. Plastic Ono Band (1970) – John Lennon
27. Talking Book (1972) – Stevie Wonder
28. This Year’s Model (1978) – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
29. Sticky Fingers (1971) – Rolling Stones
30. Moondance(1970) – Van Morrison

31. A Night At The Opera (1975) – Queen
32. Van Halen (1978) – Van Halen
33. Horses (1975) – Patti Smith
34. Machine Head (1972) – Deep Purple
35. Harvest (1972) – Neil Young
36. My Aim Is True (1977) – Elvis Costello
37. Live at Leeds (1970) – The Who
38. Marquee Moon (1977) – Television
39. Black Sabbath (1970) – Black Sabbath
40. Unknown Pleasures (1979) – Joy Division

41. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977) – The Bee Gees
42. DéjàVu (1970) – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
43. Superfly (1972) – Curtis Mayfield
44. Low (1978) – David Bowie
45. Wish You Were Here (1975) – Pink Floyd
46. All Things Must Pass (1970) – George Harrison
47. Quadrophenia (1973) – The Who
48. Live at the Fillmore East (1971) – The Allman Brothers Band
49. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) – Derek & The Dominos
50. Imagine (1971) – John Lennon

51. Physical Graffiti (1975) – Led Zeppelin
52. Abraxas (1970) – Santana
53. Cosmo’s Factory (1970) – Creedence Clearwater Revival
54. Pearl (1971) – Janis Joplin
55. American Beauty (1970) – Grateful Dead
56. Fun House (1970) – Iggy Pop & the Stooges
57. Tumbleweed Connection (1970) – Elton John
58. Hunky Dory (1972) – David Bowie
59. Exodus (1977) – Bob Marley & the Wailers
60. Court and Spark (1974) – Joni Mitchell

61. In Rock (1970) – Deep Purple
62. The Stranger (1977) – Billy Joel
63. Fragile (1971) – Yes
64. Toys In The Attic (1975) – Aerosmith
65. Pronounced Leh’-nerd Skin-‘nerd (1973) – Lynyrd Skynyrd
66. Aqualung (1971) – Jethro Tull
67. One Nation Under The Groove (1978) – Funkadelic
68. Let’s Get It On (1973) – Marvin Gaye
69. Aja (1977) – Steely Dan
70. Boston (1976) – Boston

71. Call Me (1973) – Al Green
72. Mothership Connection (1976) – Parliament
73. Let It Be (1970) – The Beatles
74. Catch A Fire (1973) – Bob Marley & The Wailers
75. Fullingness First Finale (1974) – Stevie Wonder
76. Heart Like A Wheel (1974) – Linda Ronstadt
77. Rocks (1976) – Aerosmith
78. Every Picture Tells A Story (1971) – Rod Stewart
79. Sweet Baby James (1970) – James Taylor
80. Bat Out Of Hell (1977) – Meat Loaf

81. Frampton Comes Alive (1976) – Peter Frampton
82. Parallel Lines (1979) – Blondie
83. Highway To Hell (1979) – AC/DC
84. Something/Anything (1972) – Todd Rundgren
85. Rocket To Russia (1977) – Ramones
86. Tea For The Tillerman (1971) – Cat Stevens
87. Trans-Europe Express (1977) – Kraftwerk
88. Eat A Peach (1972) – Allman Brothers Band
89. Band On The Run (1973) – Paul McCartney & Wings
90. Dreamboat Annie (1976) – Heart

91. The Cars (1978) – The Cars
92. Electric Warrior (1971) – T-Rex
93. Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978) – Bruce Springsteen
94. Alive! (1975) – KISS
95. New York Dolls (1973) – New York Dolls
96. Running On Empty (1978) – Jackson Browne
97. Fleetwood Mac (1975) – Fleetwood Mac
98. Damn The Torpedoes (1979) – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
99. Rust Never Sleeps (1979) – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
100. Close To You (1970) – The Carpenters

101. For Your Pleasure (1973) – Roxy Music
102. I’m Still in Love With You (1972) – Al Green
103. Honky Chateau (1972) – Elton John
104. Workingman’s Dead (1970) – Grateful Dead
105. Maggot Brain (1971) – Funkadelic
106. Close To The Edge (1972) – Yes
107. Houses Of The Holy (1973) – Led Zeppelin
108. The B-52’s (1979) – The B-52’s
109. Natty Dread (1974) – Bob Marley & The Wailers
110. L.A. Woman (1970) – The Doors

111. Sad Wings of Destiny (1976) – Judas Priest
112. Talking Heads: 77 (1977) – Talking Heads
113. Transformer (1972 )- Lou Reed
114. Sheer Heart Attack (1974) – Queen
115. Nightbirds (1974) – Labelle
116. Can’t Get Enough (1974) – Barry White
117. There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973) – Paul Simon
118. Aladdin Sane (1973) – David Bowie
119. Outlandos D’Amour (1978) – The Police
120. Music of My Mind (1971) – Stevie Wonder

121. Pretzel Logic (1974) – Steely Dan
122. More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978) – Talking Heads
123. The Basement Tapes (1975) – Bob Dylan and the Band
124. Fresh (1973) – Sly and the Family Stone
125. Master Of Reality (1971) – Black Sabbath
126. Some Girls (1978) – Rolling Stones
127. Tubular Bells (1973) – Mike Oldfield
128. Al Green Gets Next to You (1971) – Al Green
129. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (1973) – Bruce Springsteen
130. Led Zeppelin III (1970) – Led Zeppelin

131. Desire (1976) – Bob Dylan
132. Grievous Angel (1973) – Gram Parsons
133. Station to Station (1976) – David Bowie
134. Night Moves (1976) – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
135. 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) – Eric Clapton
136. That’s the Way of the World (1975) – Earth, Wind, & Fire
137. Curtis (1970) – Curtis Mayfield
138. Queen II (1974) – Queen
139. Bryter Layter (1970) – Nick Drake
140. Another Green World (1975) – Brian Eno

141. Sail Away (1972) – Randy Newman
142. Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) – Elton John
143. Look-Ka Py Py (1970) – The Meters
144. Berlin (1973) – Lou Reed
145. Tonight’s the Night (1975) – Neil Young
146. 2112 (1976) – Rush
147. Roxy Music (1972) – Roxy Music
148. Back Stabbers (1972) – The O’Jays
149. Pink Moon (1972) – Nick Drake
150. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974) – Genesis

151. Reggatta de Blanc (1979) – The Police
152. Autobahn (1974) – Kraftwerk
153. Late for the Sky (1974) – Jackson Browne
154. 52nd Street (1978) – Billy Joel
155. Animals (1977) – Pink Floyd
156. Burnin’ (1973) – Bob Marley and the Wailers
157. Raw Power (1973) – Iggy And The Stooges
158. Fear of Music (1977) – Talking Heads
159. Paul Simon (1972) – Paul Simon
160. Entertainment! (1979) – Gang of Four

161. The Eagles (1972) – The Eagles
162. Loaded (1970) – The Velvet Underground
163. Modern Lovers (1976) – Modern Lovers
164. Country Life (1974) – Roxy Music
165. 12 Songs (1970) – Randy Newman
166. The Pretender (1976) – Jackson Browne
167. Armed Forces (1979) – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
168. Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972) – Steely Dan
169. Good Old Boys (1974) – Randy Newman
170. Radio City (1972) – Big Star

171. Pink Flag (1977) – Wire
172. Here, My Dear (1978) – Marvin Gaye
173. Slowhand (1977) – Eric Clapton
174. Thick As A Brick (1972) – Jethro Tull
175. At Budokan (1978) – Cheap Trick
176. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) – Devo
177. Back In The USA (1970) – MC5
178. Mott (1973) – Mott the Hoople
179. Here Come the Warm Jets (1973) – Brian Eno
180. Metal Box (1979) – Public Image Ltd

181. Heroes (1977) – David Bowie
182. #1 Record (1972) – Big Star
183. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974) – Richard and Linda Thompson
184. Tago Mago (1971) – Can
185. In Color (1977) – Cheap Trick
186. Bad Company (1974) – Bad Company
187. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973) – Bruce Springsteen
188. The World Is a Ghetto (1972) – War
189. Elton John (1970) – Elton John
190. The Specials (1979) – The Specials

191. Bad Girls (1979) – Donna Summer
192. Brothers And Sisters (1973) – Allman Brothers Band
193. Risque (1979) – Chic
194. The Modern Dance (1978) – Pere Ubu
195. Suicide (1977) – Suicide
196. Fly Like An Eagle (1976) – Steve Miller Band
197. Breakfast In America (1979) – Supertramp
198. Funky Kingston (1973) – Toots and the Maytals
199. Destroyer (1976) – KISS
200. Die Mensch Maschine (1978) – Kraftwerk

Compiled in regards to popularity in 2013 and is not indicative of original sales or airplay during it’s initial release.