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The Best Pop Albums of the 1970s

1. David Bowie - Hunky Dory

David Bowie - Hunky Dory
December 17, 1971
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

2. The Velvet Underground - Loaded

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

3. Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees

Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees
February 1, 1976
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

4. Elton John - Greatest Hits

Elton John - Greatest Hits
November 8, 1974
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

5. Elton John - Honky Château

Elton John - Honky Château
May 19, 1972
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

7. Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975

Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
February 17, 1976
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

8. Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy

Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy
July 1, 1973
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

9. Steely Dan - Katy Lied

Steely Dan - Katy Lied
March 1, 1975
Critic Score
100
1 review

10. Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic

Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
February 20, 1974
Critic Score
100
1 review

11. The Beach Boys - Endless Summer

The Beach Boys - Endless Summer
June 24, 1974
Critic Score
100
1 review

13. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
February 4, 1977
Critic Score
99
8 reviews

16. Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney - Ram

Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney - Ram
May 17, 1971
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

17. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
February 1, 1972
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

18. Carole King - Tapestry

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

19. Steely Dan - Aja

Steely Dan - Aja
September 23, 1977
Critic Score
96
4 reviews

20. The Beatles - 1962-1966

The Beatles - 1962-1966
April 2, 1973
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

21. Barbra Streisand - Barbra Joan Streisand

Barbra Streisand - Barbra Joan Streisand
August 1, 1971
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

22. Big Star - Radio City

Big Star - Radio City
February 1, 1974
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

25. Big Star - #1 Record

Big Star - #1 Record
April 1, 1972
Critic Score
94
3 reviews
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