alicore's Top 200 Albums of the 1970s

DISCLAIMER: It should be noted that these ordered lists reflect my listening habits and personal connection with some albums in addition to the ratings I've given them, as well as that my ratings for older releases tend to be affected by legacy & influence in addition to my personal enjoyment. Some releases with very high scores place below others with comparatively low scores as such, and some albums are completely left off in favor of having a more diverse mix of artists or due to other personal reasons.

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
1.
100
Favorite tracks: "Dreams", "Go Your Own Way", "Don't Stop", "The Chain", "Oh Daddy", "Gold Dust Woman"
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
2.
100
Favorite tracks: "Southern Man", "After the Gold Rush", "Don't Let It Bring You Down", "I Believe In You", "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
Patti Smith - Horses
3.
100
Favorite tracks: "Gloria", "Land", "Break It Up", "Free Money"
Pink Floyd - Animals
4.
100
Favorite tracks: "Dogs", "Sheep", "Pigs (Three Different Ones)"
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
5.
100
Favorite tracks: "Shadowplay", "Disorder", "Day of the Lords", "Wilderness", "New Dawn Fades"
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
6.
100
Favorite tracks: "What's Going On", "Right On", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", "What's Happening Brother"
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
7.
100
Favorite tracks: "Help Me", "Free Man in Paris", "Car on a Hill", "Just Like This Train", "Court and Spark"
Television - Marquee Moon
8.
100
Favorite tracks: "Marquee Moon", "See No Evil", "Torn Curtain", "Venus", "Elevation"
David Bowie - Low
9.
100
Favorite tracks: "Sound and Vision", "Warszawa", "Speed of Life", "What in the World", "Be My Wife"
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
10.
100
Favorite tracks: "Anarchy in the U.K.", "God Save the Queen", "Pretty Vacant", "Problems", "Holidays in the Sun"
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
11.
100
Favorite tracks: "Roadrunner", "I'm Straight", "Hospital", "She Cracked", "Astral Plane"
Carole King - Tapestry
12.
100
Favorite tracks: "I Feel the Earth Move", "It's Too Late", "So Far Away", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
13.
100
Favorite tracks: "Brain Damage", "Eclipse", "Time", "Us and Them", "The Great Gig in the Sky"
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
14.
100
Favorite tracks: "Thunder Road", "Born to Run", "Jungleland", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
15.
100
Favorite tracks: "Sir Duke", "As", "I Wish", "Isn't She Lovely", "Contusion"
The Clash - London Calling
16.
100
Favorite tracks: "London Calling", "The Guns of Brixton", "Train in Vain", "Spanish Bombs", "Death or Glory"
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
17.
100
Favorite tracks: "Trans-Europe Express", "Europe Endless", "Showroom Dummies"
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
18.
100
Favorite tracks: N/A
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
19.
100
Favorite tracks: "Idiot Wind", "Meet Me in the Morning", "Tangled Up in Blue", "Shelter from the Storm"
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
20.
100
Favorite tracks: "Tonight's the Night", "Mellow My Mind", "Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown", "Albuquerque", "Tired Eyes"
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
21.
100
Favorite tracks: "Wish You Were Here", "Have a Cigar", "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I–V)"
Wire - Pink Flag
22.
100
Favorite tracks: "Ex Lion Tamer", "Reuters", "Strange", "Mannequin"
Joni Mitchell - Blue
23.
100
Favorite tracks: "River", "Blue", "Carey", "All I Want", "A Case of You"
Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
24.
100
Favorite tracks: "Luv N' Haight", "Spaced Cowboy", "Time", "Runnin' Away", "Family Affair"
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
25.
100
Favorite tracks: "Life on Mars?", "Oh! You Pretty Things", "Quicksand", "Changes", "Queen Bitch"
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
26.
100
Favorite tracks: "War Pigs", "Electric Funeral", "Paranoid", "Hand of Doom"
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
27.
100
Favorite tracks: "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough", "Off the Wall", "Rock With You", "Working Day and Night"
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model
28.
100
Favorite tracks: "Radio Radio", "The Beat", "Living In Paradise", "Pump It Up"
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
29.
100
Favorite tracks: "Higher Ground", "Living For the City", "Golden Lady", "Visions", "All In Love Is Fair"
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
30.
100
Favorite tracks: "Hot on Heels of Love", "What a Day", "20 Jazz Funk Greats", "Still Walking"
Wire - Chairs Missing
31.
100
Favorite tracks: "Outdoor Miner", "Mercy", "Another the Letter", "Too Late"
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
32.
100
Favorite tracks: "Sweet Jane", "Rock & Roll", "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'", "New Age"
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
33.
100
Favorite tracks: "Suffragette City", "Five Years", "Ziggy Stardust", "It Ain't Easy", "Rock 'n Roll Suicide"
Can - Tago Mago
34.
100
Favorite tracks: "Paperhouse", "Halleluwah", "Oh Yeah"
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
35.
100
Favorite tracks: "Wild Horses", "Sister Morphine", "Sway", "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
36.
100
Favorite tracks: "Pink Moon", "Place To Be", "From the Morning", "Things Behind the Sun"
Millie Jackson - Caught Up
37.
100
Favorite tracks: "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Wanna Be Right", "So Easy Going, So Hard Coming Back", "All I Want Is a Fighting Chance", "Summer (The First Time)"
Augustus Pablo - King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown
38.
100
Favorite tracks: "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown", "Keep On Dubbing", "Say So", "Each One Dub"
The Slits - Cut
39.
100
Favorite tracks: "Typical Girls", "Instant Hit", "Spend Spend Spend", "Love and Romance", "Ping Pong Affair"
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
40.
98
Favorite tracks: "Rhiannon", "Landslide", "Over My Head", "World Turning"
The Who - Who's Next
41.
100
Favorite tracks: "Baba O'Riley", "Behind Blue Eyes", "Won't Get Fooled Again", "The Song Is Over"
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man
42.
100
Favorite tracks: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", "Save the Children", "Home Is Where the Hatred Is", "I Think I'll Call It Morning"
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
43.
100
Favorite tracks: "Spacelab", "The Robots", "The Man-Machine"
Brian Eno - Another Green World
44.
100
Favorite tracks: "Becalmed", "Sky Saw", "Golden Hours", "St. Elmo's Fire"
Van Morrison - Moondance
45.
100
Favorite tracks: "Into the Mystic", "Caravan", "Moondance", "And It Stoned Me"
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
46.
98
Favorite tracks: "Move On Up", "The Makings of You", "We Are the People Who Are Darker Than Blue", "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go"
The Clash - The Clash
47.
99
Favorite tracks: "White Riot", "I Fought the Law", "Garageland", "I'm So Bored With the USA"
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
48.
98
Favorite tracks: "Crazy On You", "Magic Man", "Dreamboat Annie", "Soul of the Sea", "Sing Child"
Comus - First Utterance
49.
98
Favorite tracks: "Song to Comus", "The Herald", "The Bite"
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
50.
99
Favorite tracks: "Harry's House/Centerpiece", "In France They Kiss On Main Street", "Edith and the Kingpin", "Don't Interrupt the Sorrow"
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