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Paste's 70 Best Albums of the 1970s

Paste's 70 Best Albums of the 1970s

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69. Blondie - Parallel Lines

Blondie - Parallel Lines
September 1, 1978
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

68. Nick Drake - Pink Moon

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
February 25, 1972
Critic Score
97
5 reviews

65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior

T. Rex - Electric Warrior
September 24, 1971
Critic Score
95
3 reviews

64. The Stooges - Funhouse

The Stooges - Funhouse
July 7, 1970
Critic Score
98
6 reviews

63. Can - Ege Bamyasi

Can - Ege Bamyasi
November 1, 1972
Critic Score
99
2 reviews

62. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
February 24, 1975
Critic Score
94
5 reviews

57. Joni Mitchell - Hejira

Joni Mitchell - Hejira
November 1, 1976
Critic Score
78
2 reviews

56. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

52. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers

Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
January 1, 1978
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

51. Talking Heads - Fear of Music

Talking Heads - Fear of Music
August 3, 1979
Critic Score
90
1 review

50. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
August 28, 1973
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

49. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
July 1, 1971
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

45. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls

The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
June 9, 1978
Critic Score
98
4 reviews

44. The Velvet Underground - Loaded

The Velvet Underground - Loaded
September 1, 1970
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

43. Tom Waits - Small Change

Tom Waits - Small Change
September 1, 1976
Critic Score
90
1 review

41. The Band - The Last Waltz

The Band - The Last Waltz
April 7, 1978
Critic Score
80
1 review

40. Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Al Green - Let's Stay Together
January 31, 1972
Critic Score
92
3 reviews

39. The Stooges - Raw Power

The Stooges - Raw Power
February 7, 1973
Critic Score
99
6 reviews

38. Suicide - Suicide

Suicide - Suicide
December 28, 1977
Critic Score
94
3 reviews

37. Carole King - Tapestry

Carole King - Tapestry
February 10, 1971
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

36. John Lennon - Imagine

John Lennon - Imagine
September 9, 1971
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

34. David Bowie - Low

David Bowie - Low
January 14, 1977
Critic Score
94
5 reviews

32. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
August 10, 1979
Critic Score
99
4 reviews

31. Neil Young - Harvest

Neil Young - Harvest
February 14, 1972
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

29. Patti Smith - Horses

Patti Smith - Horses
December 13, 1975
Critic Score
98
4 reviews

28. Queen - A Day at the Races

Queen - A Day at the Races
December 10, 1976
Critic Score
65
4 reviews

27. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
November 27, 1970
Critic Score
92
4 reviews

25. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
October 5, 1973
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
As with many Elton John albums, there are hidden gems to be found like the biting “I’ve Seen That Movie Too” with its lush orchestral underpinning that takes center stage near the song’s end or mile-a-minute “Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock ‘N Roll)” with its Danny And The Juniors-like “ah ah”s and Beach Boys-like “ooh wee ohh”s.

24. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life

Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
September 28, 1976
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

22. The Clash - The Clash

The Clash - The Clash
April 8, 1977
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

21. Joni Mitchell - Blue

Joni Mitchell - Blue
June 22, 1971
Critic Score
100
4 reviews
Original Source: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/05/the-70-best-albums-of-the-1970s.html
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