1972 Album Releases

1972
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Feb 25
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Nick Drake
Pink Moon
96
critic score
(5)
90
user score
(445)
Nov 8
Lou Reed - Transformer
Lou Reed
Transformer
84
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(247)
May 12
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
The Rolling Stones
Exile on Main St.
95
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(213)
Nov 1
Can - Ege Bamyasi
Can
Ege Bamyasi
99
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(172)
Feb 14
Neil Young - Harvest
Neil Young
Harvest
88
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(162)
Sep 13
Yes - Close to the Edge
Yes
Close to the Edge
95
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(147)
Sep 25
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
65
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(99)
Jan 1
Neu! - Neu!
Neu!
Neu!
82
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(82)
Nov 1
Novos Baianos - Acabou Chorare
Novos Baianos
Acabou Chorare
90
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(68)
Apr 1
Big Star - #1 Record
Big Star
#1 Record
94
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(64)
Oct 11
Miles Davis - On the Corner
Miles Davis
On the Corner
100
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(64)
Jan 1
Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges - Clube Da Esquina
Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges
Clube Da Esquina
98
critic score
(2)
90
user score
(62)
Oct 28
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
Stevie Wonder
Talking Book
100
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(58)
Oct 6
Genesis - Foxtrot
Genesis
Foxtrot
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(57)
Mar 10
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
Jethro Tull
Thick as a Brick
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(53)
Jun 16
Roxy Music - Roxy Music
Roxy Music
Roxy Music
83
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(48)
Jul 21
T. Rex - The Slider
T. Rex
The Slider
87
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(48)
Feb 16
Caetano Veloso - Transa
Caetano Veloso
Transa
90
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(47)
Mar 25
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Deep Purple
Machine Head
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(47)
Jan 24
Paul Simon - Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
93
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(40)
Nov 1
Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
Steely Dan
Can't Buy a Thrill
85
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(39)
Nov
Joni Mitchell - For the Roses
Joni Mitchell
For the Roses
91
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(37)
May 19
Elton John - Honky Château
Elton John
Honky Château
100
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(33)
Mar 3
Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind
Stevie Wonder
Music of My Mind
80
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(32)
Nov 16
Gentle Giant - Octopus
Gentle Giant
Octopus
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(30)
Jan 31
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Let's Stay Together
96
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(26)
Feb 1
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
Todd Rundgren
Something/Anything?
97
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(26)
Jan 24
Michael Jackson - Got to Be There
Michael Jackson
Got to Be There
64
critic score
(3)
55
user score
(24)
Aug 15
The Doors - Full Circle
The Doors
Full Circle
80
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(23)
May 1
Randy Newman - Sail Away
Randy Newman
Sail Away
93
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(22)
Oct 23
Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You
Al Green
I'm Still in Love with You
98
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(22)
Aug 4
Michael Jackson - Ben
Michael Jackson
Ben
65
critic score
(3)
62
user score
(20)
Jan 1
Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music
Charles Mingus
Let My Children Hear Music
100
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(19)
Jan 1
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk 2
Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk 2
80
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(19)
Jan 1
Popol Vuh - Hosianna Mantra
Popol Vuh
Hosianna Mantra
85
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(19)
Jun 1
Aphrodite's Child - 666
Aphrodite's Child
666
95
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(18)
Jul 6
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Trilogy
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(18)
Apr 1
Lou Reed - Lou Reed
Lou Reed
Lou Reed
60
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(16)
May 15
The Beach Boys - Carl and the Passions –
The Beach Boys
Carl and the Passions – "So Tough"
59
critic score
(3)
65
user score
(16)
Jun 1
Eagles - Eagles
Eagles
Eagles
65
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(16)
Aug 1
Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht
Klaus Schulze
Irrlicht
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(16)
Jul 1
Faust - So Far
Faust
So Far
93
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(15)
Aug
Tangerine Dream - Zeit
Tangerine Dream
Zeit
85
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(15)
Jan 1
Cluster - Cluster II
Cluster
Cluster II
69
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(14)
Jan 16
Blue Öyster Cult - Blue Öyster Cult
Blue Öyster Cult
Blue Öyster Cult
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(14)
Jun 1
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Alice Cooper
School's Out
75
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(14)
Nov 1
War - The World Is a Ghetto
War
The World Is a Ghetto
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(14)
Feb 12
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach
The Allman Brothers Band
Eat a Peach
100
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(13)
Apr 11
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Mardi Gras
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Mardi Gras
45
critic score
(2)
45
user score
(12)
Jun 7
Os Mutantes - Mutantes e Seus Cometas no País do Baurets
Os Mutantes
Mutantes e Seus Cometas no País do Baurets
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(12)
Jul 5
Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka
Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka
75
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(12)
Jul 7
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
Jimmy Cliff
The Harder They Come
100
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(12)
Oct 1
Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(12)
Nov 1
The Mothers of Invention - The Grand Wazoo
The Mothers of Invention
The Grand Wazoo
85
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(12)
1972
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - Paix
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes
Paix
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(11)
Aug 1
The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
The O'Jays
Back Stabbers
100
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(11)
Jan 1
Cymande - Cymande
Cymande
Cymande
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(10)
Jan 1
Captain Beefheart - The Spotlight Kid
Captain Beefheart
The Spotlight Kid
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(9)
Jan 24
Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black
Aretha Franklin
Young, Gifted and Black
80
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(9)
Apr 1
Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around with Jim
Jim Croce
You Don't Mess Around with Jim
70
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(9)
Jul 1
Van Morrison - Saint Dominic's Preview
Van Morrison
Saint Dominic's Preview
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(9)
Sep 8
Mott The Hoople - All the Young Dudes
Mott The Hoople
All the Young Dudes
89
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(9)
Apr 14
Gentle Giant - Three Friends
Gentle Giant
Three Friends
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(8)
Apr 20
Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo
Dr. John
Dr. John's Gumbo
85
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(8)
May 19
Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards
Uriah Heep
Demons and Wizards
90
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(8)
May 22
Funkadelic - America Eats Its Young
Funkadelic
America Eats Its Young
67
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(8)
Jun 1
Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace
Aretha Franklin
Amazing Grace
95
critic score
(2)
91
user score
(8)
Jul 27
The Temptations - All Directions
The Temptations
All Directions
85
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(8)
Sep
Chick Corea - Return to Forever
Chick Corea
Return to Forever
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(8)
Sep 1
Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up
Bonnie Raitt
Give It Up
87
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(8)
1972
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(7)
Jan 1
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Roforofo Fight
Fela Kuti & Africa 70
Roforofo Fight
80
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(7)
May 1
Bill Withers - Still Bill
Bill Withers
Still Bill
100
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(7)
Jun 13
Carpenters - A Song for You
Carpenters
A Song for You
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(7)
Aug 25
The Kinks - Everybody's in Show-Biz
The Kinks
Everybody's in Show-Biz
78
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(7)
Sep 1
Rita Lee - Hoje É o Primeiro Dia do Resto da Sua Vida
Rita Lee
Hoje É o Primeiro Dia do Resto da Sua Vida
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(7)
Oct 1
Tim Buckley - Greetings from L.A.
Tim Buckley
Greetings from L.A.
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(7)
Nov 15
America - Homecoming
America
Homecoming
60
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(7)
1972
Amon Düül II - Wolf City
Amon Düül II
Wolf City
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(6)
Jan 1
Gilberto Gil - Expresso 2222
Gilberto Gil
Expresso 2222
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(6)
Jan 1
Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes
Terry Riley
Persian Surgery Dervishes
80
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(6)
Mar 7
Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston
Toots & The Maytals
Funky Kingston
90
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(6)
Jun 12
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Some Time In New York City
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Some Time In New York City
50
critic score
(1)
54
user score
(6)
Jul 3
John Cale - The Academy in Peril
John Cale
The Academy in Peril
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(6)
Aug 1
Gil Scott-Heron - Free Will
Gil Scott-Heron
Free Will
60
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(6)
1972
Jorge Ben - Ben
Jorge Ben
Ben
77
user score
(5)
Jan 1
Terry Callier - What Color Is Love
Terry Callier
What Color Is Love
100
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(5)
Feb
Ornette Coleman - Science Fiction
Ornette Coleman
Science Fiction
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(5)
Mar 1
Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees
Fleetwood Mac
Bare Trees
75
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(5)
May 2
The Isley Brothers - Brother, Brother, Brother
The Isley Brothers
Brother, Brother, Brother
85
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(5)
May 8
Wishbone Ash - Argus
Wishbone Ash
Argus
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(5)
May 30
Herbie Hancock - Crossings
Herbie Hancock
Crossings
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(5)
Jul 10
Cher - Foxy Lady
Cher
Foxy Lady
40
critic score
(1)
58
user score
(5)
Oct 11
Santana - Caravanserai
Santana
Caravanserai
85
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(5)
Nov 24
Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido
Hawkwind
Doremi Fasol Latido
60
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(5)
1972
Amon Düül II - Carnival in Babylon
Amon Düül II
Carnival in Babylon
60
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(4)
Jan 1
Hugh Masekela - Home Is Where the Music Is
Hugh Masekela
Home Is Where the Music Is
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(4)
Jan 1
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu of Ethiopia
60
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(4)
Jan 1
Archie Shepp - Attica Blues
Archie Shepp
Attica Blues
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(4)
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