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
July 7, 1972
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

69.

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

68.

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
February 25, 1972
Critic Score
95
6 reviews

65.

T. Rex - Electric Warrior
September 24, 1971
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

64.

The Stooges - Funhouse
July 7, 1970
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

63.

Can - Ege Bamyasi
November 1, 1972
Critic Score
95
4 reviews

62.

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
February 24, 1975
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

61.

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

58.

The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
August 1, 1976
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

57.

Joni Mitchell - Hejira
November 1, 1976
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

56.

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
September 25, 1979
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

55.

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

53.

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
June 14, 1979
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

52.

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

51.

Talking Heads - Fear of Music
August 3, 1979
Critic Score
96
5 reviews

50.

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
August 28, 1973
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

49.

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
July 1, 1971
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

45.

The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
June 9, 1978
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

44.

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

43.

Tom Waits - Small Change
September 1, 1976
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

42.

Elton John - Madman Across the Water
November 5, 1971
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

41.

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

40.

Al Green - Let's Stay Together
January 31, 1972
Critic Score
97
4 reviews

39.

The Stooges - Raw Power
February 7, 1973
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

38.

Suicide - Suicide
December 28, 1977
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

37.

Carole King - Tapestry
February 10, 1971
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

36.

John Lennon - Imagine
September 9, 1971
Critic Score
95
4 reviews

34.

David Bowie - Low
January 14, 1977
Critic Score
95
6 reviews

32.

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
August 10, 1979
Critic Score
98
4 reviews

31.

Neil Young - Harvest
February 1, 1972
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

29.

Patti Smith - Horses
November 10, 1975
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

28.

Queen - A Day at the Races
December 10, 1976
Critic Score
55
2 reviews

27.

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
November 27, 1970
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

25.

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
October 5, 1973
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

24.

Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
September 28, 1976
Critic Score
99
6 reviews

23.

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

22.

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

21.

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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4mo
This top ten is underwhelming: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and What's Going On all suck and as much as I enjoy the Sex Pistols you can't tell me that's a better album than Fun House or Horses or The Clash or Rumours or any Stevie, Sly, Neil Young, Bowie, etc
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