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Paste's 70 Best Albums of the 1970s

Paste's 70 Best Albums of the 1970s

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70. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come

Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
July 7, 1972
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

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
96
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
99
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
91
5 reviews

61. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach

The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach
February 12, 1972
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

57. Joni Mitchell - Hejira

Joni Mitchell - Hejira
November 1, 1976
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

56. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

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

55. Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson

Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
November 1, 1971
Critic Score
89
4 reviews

53. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
June 14, 1979
Critic Score
90
6 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
2 reviews

42. Elton John - Madman Across the Water

Elton John - Madman Across the Water
November 5, 1971
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
96
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
95
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
98
4 reviews

31. Neil Young - Harvest

Neil Young - Harvest
February 14, 1972
Critic Score
88
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
69
4 reviews

27. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
November 27, 1970
Critic Score
93
4 reviews

25. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
October 5, 1973
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

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

23. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
September 19, 1970
Critic Score
92
5 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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