Best Albums of The Seventies

selected by piero scaruffi and edited by Gianluca Patane

From "The best albums of all times"


This is the old list by year. See the correct list for the decade that was published in the book.

1970

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9/10

  1. Tim Buckley: Lorca (Elektra)
  2. Nico: Desert Shore (Reprise)
  3. Third Ear Band: self-titled (Harvest)
  4. Soft Machine: 3 (CBS)
  5. 8.5/10

  6. Tim Buckley: Starsailor (Straight)
  7. Syd Barrett: Barrett (Harvest)
  8. Van Morrison: Moondance (Warner)
  9. 8/10

  10. Amon Duul II: Yeti (Liberty)
  11. Peter Green: End Of The Game (Reprise)
  12. Aphrodite's Child: 666 (Vertigo)
  13. JeanLuc Ponty: King Kong (Pacific)
  14. Frank Zappa: Burnt Weeny Sandwich (Bizarre)
  15. Robert Wyatt: End Of An Ear (CBS)
  16. Kevin Ayers: Shooting At The Moon (Harvest)
  17. Frank Zappa: Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Bizarre)
  18. 7.5/10

  19. Syd Barrett: Madcap Laughs (Harvest)
  20. Randy Newman: Twelve Songs (Reprise)
  21. Mick Farren: Carnivorous Circus (Mona) (Transatlantic)
  22. Van Der Graaf Generator: H To He (Charisma)
  23. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo's Factory (Fantasy)

7/10

  1. Captain Beefheart: Lick My Decals Off (Straight)
  2. Sandy Bull: E Pluribus Unum (Vanguard)
  3. Kraftwerk: 1 (Philips)
  4. John Twink: Think Pink (Polydor)
  5. Stooges: Fun House (Elektra)
  6. Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die (Island)
  7. High Tide: High Tide II (Liberty)
  8. Jefferson Starship: Blows Against The Empire (RCA)
  9. Larry Fischer: An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Reprise)
  10. Janis Joplin: Pearl (CBS)
  11. Beaver & Krause: In A Wild Sanctuary (Warner)
  12. Pink Floyd: Atom Heart Mother (Harvest)
  13. MC5: Back In The USA (Atlantic)
  14. Black Widow: Sacrifice (CBS)
  15. Doors: Absolutely Live (Elektra)
  16. Pentangle: Cruel Sister (Transatlantic)
  17. Vashti Bunyan: Just Another Diamond Day (Islands)
  18. Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead (Warner)
  19. Quatermass: self-titled (Harvest)
  20. Simon And Garfunkel: Bridge Over Trouble Water (CBS)
  21. Chicago: II (CBS)
  22. Egg: Egg (Deram)
  23. Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (Reprise)
  24. Genesis: Trespass (Charisma)
  25. Van Der Graaf Generator: The Least We Can Do (Charisma)
  26. Spooky Tooth: Ceremony (Island)
  27. James Taylor: Sweet Baby James (Warner)
  28. Joni Mitchell: Ladies Of The Canyon (Reprise)
  29. Embryo: Opal (Ohr)
  30. Shawn Phillips: Second Contribution (A&M)
  31. Amboy Dukes: Marriage Of The Rocks (Polydor)
  32. Nick Drake: Bryter Layter (Island)
  33. Neil Young: After The Goldrush (Reprise)
  34. John Mayall: Turning Point (Polydor)
  35. Nucleus: We'll Talk About It Later (Vertigo)
  36. Fairport Convention: Full House (Island)
  37. Magma: self-titled (Philips)
  38. Rod Stewart: Gasoline Alley (Vertigo)
  39. Flamin Groovies: Flamingo (Kama Sutra)
  40. Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Deja` Vu (Atlantic)
  41. Jimi Hendrix: Band Of Gypsys (Capitol)
  42. James Gang: Rides Again (MCA)
  43. David Axelrod: Earth Rot (Capitol)
  44. Shawn Phillips: Contribution (A&M)
  45. Roy Harper: Flat Baroque And Beserk (Harvest)
  46. Wailers: Soul Rebels (Trojan)

 

1971

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9/10

  1. Faust: Faust (Polydor)
  2. 8/10

  3. John Fahey: America (Takoma)
  4. Captain Beefheart: Mirror Man (Buddah)
  5. Can: Tago Mago (Spoon)
  6. Amon Duul II: Tanz der Lemminge (Liberty)
  7. Robbie Basho: Song of The Stallion (Takoma)
  8. Joni Mitchell: Blue (Reprise)
  9. David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember My Name (Atlantic)
  10. Van Der Graaf Generator: Pawn Hearts (Charisma)
  11. Hampton Grease Band: Music To Eat (Columbia)
  12. 7.5/10

  13. Tangerine Dream: Alpha Centauri (Ohr)
  14. Allman Brothers: Live at Fillmore East (Capricorn)
  15. Kraftwerk: 2 (Philips)
  16. Yes: Fragile (Atlantic)
  17. Roy Harper: Stormcock (Harvest)
  18. Family: Fearless (UA)
  19. 7/10

  20. Bruce Palmer: Cycle Is Complete (Verve)
  21. Paul Kantner: Sunfighter (Grunt)
  22. Tonto's Expanding Head Band: Zero Time (Embryo)
  23. Led Zeppelin: IV (Atlantic)
  24. Popol Vuh: Affenstunde (Liberty)
  25. Cluster: Cluster (Philips)
  26. Mort Garson: Lucifer - Black Mass (United Artists)
  27. Mu: Mu (RTV)
  28. Flower Traveling Band: Satori (1971)
  29. Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (Motown)
  30. Jethro Tull: Aqualung (Chrysalis)
  31. Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (RollingStones)
  32. Doors: LA Woman (Elektra)
  33. Taj Mahal: Real Thing (CBS)
  34. King Crimson: Islands (Island)
  35. Beaver & Krause: Gandharva (Warner)
  36. Georg Deuter: D (Kuckuck)
  37. Leonard Cohen: Songs Of Love And Hate (CBS)
  38. Joy Of Cooking: self-titled (Capitol)
  39. Genesis: Nursery Crime (Charisma)
  40. Mountain: Flowers Of Evil (Windfall)
  41. Mark-Almond: Mark-Almond (Harvest)
  42. Gong: Camembert Electrique (Caroline)
  43. Egg: The Polite Force (Deram)
  44. Centipede: Septober Energy (Neon)
  45. Mountain: Nantucket Sleighride (Windfall)
  46. New Riders Of The Purple Sage: New Riders Of The Purple Sage (CBS)
  47. Chicago: III (CBS)
  48. Carole King: Tapestry (Ode)
  49. Pink Fairies: Never Never Land (Polydor)
  50. Samla Mammas Manna: Samla Mammas Manna (Silente)
  51. Black Sabbath: Master Of Reality (Vertigo)
  52. Emerson Lake & Palmer: Tarkus (Island)
  53. Spirit: The Twelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus (Epic)
  54. Black Sabbath: Paranoid (Vertigo)
  55. Caravan: In The Land Of Grey And Pink (Decca)
  56. Soft Machine: 4 (CBS)
  57. Comus: First Utterance (Dawn)
  58. Alice Cooper: Love It To Death (Warner)
  59. Who: Who's Next (Track)
  60. Yes: The Yes Album (Atlantic)
  61. Anthony Moore: Pieces From The Cloudland Ballroom (Polydor)
  62. Annette Peacock: Dual Unity (Freedom)
  63. Grand Funk Railroad: E Pluribus Funk (Capitol)
  64. Faces: A Nod's As Good As A Wink (Warner)
  65. Funkadelic: Maggot Brain (Westbound)
  66. John Martyn: Bless The Weather (Islad)
  67. T. Rex: Electric Warrior (Fly)
  68. Hawkwind: In Search Of Space
  69. Gene Clark: White Light (A&M)
  70. Annette Peacock: Improvisie (America)
  71. Keith Tippett: Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening (Vertigo)
  72. Alan Stivell: Renaissance De L'Harpe Celtique (Fontana)
  73. John Hartford: Aereo-plain (Warner)
  74. Commander Cody: Lost In The Ozone (Paramount)
  75. John Prine: John Prine (Atlantic)
  76. J.J. Cale: Naturally (Shelter)
  77. Cat Stevens: Teaser & The Firecat (Island)
  78. Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells A Story (Vertigo)

 

1972

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9/10

  1. Klaus Schulze: Irrlicht (Brain)
  2. 8.5/10

  3. Popol Vuh: In Den Gaerten Pharaos (Pilz)
  4. 8/10

  5. Tangerine Dream: Zeit (Ohr)
  6. Rolling Stones: Exile On Main Street (RollingStones)
  7. Roxy Music: self-titled (UK)
  8. Nick Drake: Pink Moon (Island)
  9. Taj-Mahal Travellers: Taj-Mahal Travellers (Sony)
  10. Yes: Close To The Edge (Atlantic)
  11. 7.5/10

  12. Cluster: Cluster II (Brain)
  13. Matching Mole: self-titled (CBS)
  14. Joni Mitchell: For The Roses (Asylum)
  15. Allman Brothers: Eat A Peach (Capricorn)
  16. Todd Rudgren: Something/Anything (Bearsville)
  17. Frank Zappa: Grand Wazoo (Bizarre)
  18. Hawkwind: Doremi Fasol Latido (One Way)
  19. 7/10

  20. Neil Young: Harvest (Reprise)
  21. Jerry Garcia: Garcia (Warner)
  22. David Ackles: American Gothic (Elektra)
  23. Georg Deuter: Aum (Kuckuck)
  24. Gentle Giant: Three Friends (Columbia)
  25. Nucleus: Belladonna (Vertigo)
  26. John Cale: Academy In Peril (Reprise)
  27. Can: Ege Bamyasi (Spoon)
  28. Townes Van Zandt: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (Poppy)
  29. Hot Tuna: Burgers (Grunt)
  30. Little Feat: Sailin' Shoes (Warner)
  31. Leo Kottke: Greenhouse (Takoma)
  32. Ash Ra Tempel: Schwingungen (Ohr)
  33. VanDyke Parks: Discover America (Warner)
  34. Caravan: Waterloo Lily (Decca)
  35. Annette Peacock: I'm The One (RCA)
  36. Matching Mole: Little Red Record (CBS)
  37. Third Ear Band: Macbeth (Harvest)
  38. Strawbs: Grave New World (A&M)
  39. Faust: So Far (Polydor)
  40. Blue Oyster Cult: Blue Oyster Cult (CBS)
  41. Randy Newman: Sail Away (Reprise)
  42. Jackson Browne: Jackson Browne (Asylum)
  43. Algarnas Tradgard: Framtiden Ar Ett Svavande Skepp Forankrat I Forntiden
  44. Deep Purple: Machine Head (Harvest)
  45. Family: Bandstand (UA)
  46. Eagles: Desperado (Asylum)
  47. Taj Mahal: Recycling The Blues (CBS)
  48. Eric Andersen: Blue River (Columbia)
  49. Frank Zappa: Waka/Jawaka (Bizarre)
  50. Peter Michael Hamel: Hamel (Music Factory)
  51. Agitation Free: Malesch (Vertigo)
  52. Soft Machine: 6 (CBS)
  53. Back Door: Back Door (Blakey)
  54. Jade Warrior: Last Autumn's Dream (Vertigo)
  55. Milton Nascimento: Clube Da Esquina (1972)
  56. Stevie Wonder: Talking Book (Tamla)
  57. Curved Air: Phantasmagoria (Warner)
  58. Doobie Brothers: Toulouse Street (Warner)
  59. Focus: Moving Waves (IRS)
  60. Gram Parsons: G.P. (Reprise)
  61. Cat Stevens: Catch Bull At Four (Island)
  62. Mark-Almond: mark Almond II (Harvest)
  63. Bonnie Raitt: Give It Up (Warner)
  64. Loudon Wainwright III: Album III (Columbia)
  65. Wish Bone Ash: Argus (MCA)

 

1973

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9/10

  1. Popol Vuh: Hosianna Mantra (Pilz)
  2. John Fahey: Fare Forward Voyagers (Takoma)
  3. Neu: Neu (Brain)
  4. 8.5/10

  5. Gong: Flying Teapot (Virgin)
  6. Klaus Schulze: Cyborg (Brain)
  7. 8/10

  8. Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells (Virgin)
  9. New York Dolls: self-titled (Mercury)
  10. Can: Future Days (UA)
  11. Magma: Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (Philips)
  12. Faust: IV (Virgin)
  13. Kevin Coyne: Marjory Razorblade (Virgon)
  14. John Martyn: Inside Out (Islad)
  15. 7.5/10

  16. Neu 2 (UA)
  17. Tangerine Dream: Atem (Ohr)
  18. Mother Mallard's: Portable Masterpiece Company (Earthquake)
  19. Area: Arbeit Macht Frei (Cramps)
  20. Eberhard Schoener: Meditation (Schoener)
  21. John Martyn: Solid Air (Islad)
  22. Bruce Springsteen: The Wild The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (CBS)
  23. Vangelis: L'Apocalypse Des Animaux (Polydor)
  24. Gram Parsons: G.P. (Reprise)
  25. 7/10

  26. Paul Kantner: Baron Von Tollbooth (Grunt)
  27. Faust: Tapes (Polydor)
  28. Kraftwerk: Ralf & Florian (Vertigo)
  29. Henry Cow: Legend (Virgin)
  30. Who: Quadrophenia (Track)
  31. Hugh Hopper: 1984 (CBS)
  32. Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure (UK)
  33. Leo Kottke: My Feet Are Smiling (Capitol)
  34. Stooges: Raw Power (CBS)
  35. Brian Eno & Robert Fripp: No Pussyfooting (EGrecords)
  36. Gong: Angel's Egg (Virgin)
  37. Todd Rundgren: A Wizard A True Star (Bearsville)
  38. Family: It's Only a Movie (Raft)
  39. Blue Oyster Cult: Tyranny And Mutation (CBS)
  40. Roxy Music: Stranded (UK)
  41. Little Feat: Dixie Chicken (Warner)
  42. Gentle Giant: In A Glass House (Columbia)
  43. Slapp Happy: Acnalbasac Noom (Polydor)
  44. Pete Hammill: Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night (Virgin)
  45. ZZ Top: Tres Hombres (London)
  46. King Crimson: Lark's Tongues In Aspic (Island)
  47. Eric Andersen: Stages (Columbia) (/li)
  48. Lou Reed: Berlin (RCA)
  49. Stevie Wonder: Innervisions (Tamla)
  50. Klaus Schulze: Picture Music (Brain)
  51. Elliott Murphy: Aquashow (Polydor)
  52. Electric Light Orchestra: II (Warner)
  53. Mott The Hoople: Mott (CBS)
  54. Jackson Browne: For Everyman (Asylum)
  55. Milton Nascimento: Milagre Dos Peixes (1973)
  56. Franco Battiato: Pollution
  57. Steely Dan: Countdown To Ecstasy (ABC)
  58. Conrad Schnitzler: Rot (KS)
  59. Dyzan: Time Machine (Bellaphon)
  60. Jimmy Buffett: A White Sport Coat And a Pink Crustacean (Dunhill)
  61. Montrose: Montrose (Warner)
  62. Dr John: In The Right Place (Atco)
  • Banco del Mutuo Soccorso: Io Sono Nato Libero

     

    1974

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    9/10

    1. Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom (Virgin)
    2. 8/10

    3. Residents: Meet The Residents (Ralph)
    4. Brian Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy (Island)
    5. Henry Cow: Unrest (Virgin
    6. Velvet Underground: Live (Mercury)
    7. 7.5/10

    8. John Cale: Fear (Island)
    9. Kraftwerk: Autobahn (Vertigo)
    10. Richard Thompson: I Want To See The Bright Lights (Island)
    11. Jackson Browne: Late For The Sky (Asylum)
    12. King Crimson: Red (Atlantic)
    13. Randy Newman: Good Old Boys (Reprise)
    14. Todd Rundgren: Todd (Bearsville)
    15. 7/10

    16. Taj-Mahal Travelers: August 1974
    17. Yahowa 13: Penetration (Higher Key)
    18. Clearlight: Clearlight Symphony (Virgin)
    19. Tangerine Dream: Phaedra (Ohr)
    20. Van Morrison: Veedon Fleece (Warner)
    21. Magma: Kohnstarkosz (Vertigo)
    22. Popol Vuh: Einsjaeger & Siebenjaeger (Kosmische Musik)
    23. Cluster: Zuckerzeit (Brain)
    24. Hatfield And The North: self-titled (Virgin)
    25. Area: Caution Radiation Area (Cramps),
    26. Henry Cow: Desperate Straight (Virgin)
    27. Joni Mitchell: Court And Spark (Asylum)
    28. Ry Cooder: Paradise And Lunch (Reprise)
    29. Harmonia: Musik Von Harmonia (Brain)
    30. Muleskinner: Muleskinner (Warner)
    31. Ivor Cutler: Dandruff (Virgin)
    32. Klaus Schulze: Blackdance (Brain)
    33. Nico: The End (Island)
    34. Robert Calvert: Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters (UA)
    35. Big Star: Radio City (Ardent)
    36. Frank Zappa: Roxy And Elsewhere (Discreet)
    37. Norman Blake: Fields of November (Flying Fish)
    38. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Second Helping (MCA)
    39. Little Feat: Feats Don't Fail Me Now (Warner)
    40. Cosmic Jokers: self-titled (Metronome)
    41. Kevin Ayers: The Confessions Of Dr. Dream (Island)
    42. Heldon: Electronique Guerilla (Urus)
    43. Neil Young: On The Beach (Reprise)
    44. Egg: The Civil Surface (Caroline)
    45. Santana: Lotus (CBS)
    46. Kiss: self-titled (Casablanca)
    47. Mike Oldfield: Hergest Ridge (Virgin)
    48. Gruppe Between: Dharana (Vertigo)
    49. Edgar Froese: Aqua (Brain)
    50. Pink Fairies: Kings Of Oblivion (Polydor)
    51. Henry Cow: Desperate Straights (Virgin)
    52. Utopia: self-titled (Bearsville)
    53. Sparks: Kimono My House (Island)
    54. Kansas: Kansas (Kirshner)
    55. Bachmann Turner Overdrive: Not Fragile (Mercury)
    56. Steely Dan: Pretzel Logic (ABC)

     

    1975

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    8/10

    1. Neil Young: Tonight's The Night (Reprise)
    2. Henry Cow: In Praise Of Learning (Virgin)
    3. Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music (RCA)
    4. 7.5/10

    5. Richard Thompson: Pour Down Like Silver (Island)
    6. Jade Warrior: Waves (Island)
    7. Klaus Schulze: Timewind (Brain)
    8. Vangelis: Heaven And Hell (RCA)
    9. Unholy Modal Rounders: Have Moicy (Rounder)
    10. 7/10

    11. Brian Eno: Discreet Music (Obscure)
    12. Patti Smith: Horses (Arista)
    13. Dictators: Go Girl Crazy (Epic)
    14. Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (CBS)
    15. Synergy: Electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra (Passport)
    16. Bola Sete: Ocean (Takoma)
    17. Jeff Beck: Blow By Blow (Epic)
    18. Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run (CBS)
    19. Journey: Journey (CBS)
    20. Brian Eno: Another Green World (Island)
    21. Eugene Chadbourne: Solo Acoustic Guitar (Parachute)
    22. Peter Hammill: Nadir's Big Chance (Charisma)
    23. Guy Clark: Old Number 1 (RCA)
    24. John Martyn: Sunday's Child (Island)
    25. Queen: A Night At The Opera (EMI)
    26. Tangerine Dream: Rubycon (Ohr)
    27. Heldon: It's Always Rock And Roll (Urus)
    28. Neu: Neu! 75 (Brain)
    29. Popol Vuh: Das Hohelieds Salomons ((UA)
    30. Electric Light Orchestra: Eldorado (Warner)
    31. Split Enz: Mental Notes (Mushroom)
    32. Bob Seger: Beautiful Losers (CBS)
    33. 10cc: The Original Soundtrack (Mercury)
    34. Aerosmith: Toys In The Attic (Columbia)
    35. Neil Young: Zuma (Reprise)
    36. Terry Garthwaite: Terry (Arista)
    37. Manuel Gottsching: Inventions For Electric Guitar (Kosmische Musik)
    38. Robert Calvert: Lucky Leif and the Longships (UA)

     

    1976

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    8/10

    1. Patti Smith: Radio Ethiopia (Arista)
    2. Penguin Cafe` Orchestra: Music From The Penguin Cafe (Obscure)
    3. Warren Zevon: self-titled (Asylum)
    4. Joni Mitchell: Hejira (Asylum)
    5. 7.5/10

    6. Tom Petty: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Island)
    7. LA Dusseldorf: LA Dusseldorf (Nova)
    8. 7/10

    9. Modern Lovers: Modern Lovers (Beserkley)
    10. Bob Dylan: Desire (CBS)
    11. John Hartford: Mark Twang (Flying Fish)
    12. Ramones: Ramones (Sire)
    13. Saints: I'm Stranded (Harvest)
    14. Jackson Browne: Pretender (Asylum)
    15. Finch: Beyond Expression (Belle Antique)
    16. Diga Rhythm Band: Diga (Round)
    17. Parliamentc: Clones of Dr. Funkestein (Casablanca)
    18. Boston: Bostons (Epic)
    19. Joan Armatrading: Joan Armatrading (A&M)
    20. Popol Vuh: Letzte Tage Letzte Naechte (UA)
    21. Bruce Cockburn: In The Falling Dark (True North)
    22. Roger McGuinn: Cardiff Rose (CBS)
    23. Kate And Anna McGarrigle: Kate And Anna McGarrigle (Warner)
    24. August Darnell: Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (RCA)
    25. Heldon: Agneta Nilsson (Urus)
    26. Residents: Finger Price (Ralph)
    27. Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key of Life (Tamla)
    28. Blue Oyster Cult: Agents of Fortune (Columbia)
    29. Aerosmith: Rocks (Columbia)
    30. Jade Warrior: Kites (Island)
    31. Eagles: Hotel California (Asylum)
    32. Godley & Creme: Consequences (Mercury)
    33. Steve Hillage: L (Virgin)
    34. Brand X: Unorthodox Behaviour (Passport)
    35. Alan Parsons Project: Tales Of Mystery And Imagination (Charisma)
    36. Parliament: Mothership Connection (Casablanca)
    37. Peter Blegvad & John Greaves: Kew Rone (Europa)
    38. Tom Waits: Small Change (Asylum)
    39. Michael Hurley: Long Journey (Rounder)
    40. Meters: Wild Tchoupitoulas (Sundazed)
    41. Judas Priest: Sad Wings Of Destiny (Gull)
    42. Jean-Michel Jarre: Oxygene (Disques Dreyfus)
    43. Tangerine Dream: Ricochet (Ohr)
    44. Peter Baumann: Romance '76 (Virgin)
    45. Stevie Moore: Phonography (Vitla)
    46. Go: self-titled (Island)
    47. Rush: 2112 (Mercury)
    48. AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap (Atco)

     

    1977

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    9/10

    1. Suicide: self-titled (Bronze)
    2. 8.5/10

    3. Jon Hassell: Vernal Equinox (Lovely)
    4. 8/10

    5. Television: Marquee Moon (Elektra)
    6. Ramones: Rocket to Russia (Sire)
    7. Clash: self-titled (CBS)
    8. Talking Heads: 77 (Sire)
    9. Throbbing Gristle: Second Annual Report (Industrial)
    10. Brian Eno: Before And After Science (Island)
    11. Stephan Micus: Implosions (Japo)
    12. 7.5/10

    13. Heartbreakers: LAMF (Track)
    14. Ultravox: self-titled (Island)
    15. David Bowie: Heroes (RCA)
    16. Parliament: Funkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca)
    17. 7/10

    18. Richard Hell: Blank Generation (Stiff)
    19. Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks (Virgin)
    20. Chrome: Alien Soundtracks (Siren)
    21. Radio Birdman: Radios Appear (Trafalgar)
    22. Giorgio Moroder: From Here to Eternity (Casablanca)
    23. Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell (Cleveland)
    24. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Warner)
    25. Jeffrey Frederick: Spiders In The Moonlight (Rounder)
    26. Tom Waits: Foreign Affairs (Asylum)
    27. Shoes: Black Vynil Shoes (Black Vynil)
    28. David Bowie: Low (RCA)
    29. Jonathan Richmand: And The Modern Lovers (Beserkley)
    30. Dead Boys: Young Loud And Snotty (Sire)
    31. Bill Bruford: Feels Good To Me (Polydor)
    32. Kate And Anna McGarrigle: Dancer With bruised Knees (Warner)
    33. Vibrators: Pure Mania (Columbia)
    34. Styx: The Grand Illusion (A&M)
    35. Wire: Pink Flag (Harvest)
    36. Ultravox: Ha Ha Ha (Island)
    37. Eloy: Ocean (EMI)
    38. Brand X: Moroccan Roll (Passport)
    39. The David Grisman Quintet (Kaleidoscope)
    40. William Ackerman: It Takes A Year (Windham Hill)
    41. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors (MCA)
    42. J. Geils Band: Monkey Island (Atlantic)
    43. Bob Seger: Night Moves (CBS)
    44. Rick Danko: Rick Danko (Arista)
    45. Happy The Man: Happy The Man (One Way)
    46. Camel: Rain Dances(Decca)
    47. Alan Parsons Project: I Robot (Arista)

     

    1978

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    9/10

    1. Pere Ubu: Modern Dance (Blank)
    2. Residents: Not Available (Ralph)
    3. 8/10

    4. Michael Hoenig: Departure From The Northern Wasteland (Warner Brothers)
    5. Brian Eno: Music For Airports (Ambient)
    6. Klaus Schulze: X (Gramavision)
    7. 7.5/10

    8. Muffins: Manna/Mirage (RandomRadar)
    9. Talking Heads: More Songs About Building And Food (Sire)
    10. Art Bears: Winter Songs (Re)
    11. XTC: White Music (Virgin)
    12. Warren Zevon: Excitable Boy (Asylum)
    13. Jean-Michel Jarre: Equinoxe (Disques Dreyfus)
    14. 7/10

    15. Pere Ubu: Dub Housing (Chrysalis)
    16. Devo: Are We Not Men (Warner)
    17. Television: Adventure (Elektra)
    18. Patti Smith: Easter (Arista)
    19. Wire: Chairs Missing (Harvest)
    20. National Health: Of Queues And Cures (Charly)
    21. Peter Michael Hamel: Nada (1977)
    22. Univers Zero: 1313 (Cryonic)
    23. Brian Eno: Music For Films (Polydor)
    24. X-Ray Spex: Germ Free Adolescents (EMI)
    25. Tom Waits: Blue Valentine (Asylum)
    26. Saints: Eternally Yours (Harvest)
    27. Cabaret Voltaire: Mix-up (RoughTrade)
    28. Lou Reed: Street Hassle (Arista)
    29. Big Star: Third (PVC)
    30. Public Image Ltd: First Issue (Virgin)
    31. Throbbing Gristle: DOA (Industrial)
    32. Tom Petty: You're Gonna Get It (Island)
    33. Funkadelic: One Nation Under A Groove (Warner)
    34. Captain Beefheart: Shiny Beast (Warner)
    35. Elvis Costello: This Year's Model (Radar)
    36. Bob Dylan: Street Legal (CBS)
    37. Van Halen: self-titled (Warner)
    38. UK: self-titled (Polydor)
    39. Paul Winter: Common Ground (A&M)
    40. Nick Lowe: Jesus Of Cool (Radar)
    41. Clearlight: Visions (Polydor)
    42. Joe Ely: Honky Tonk Masquerade (MCA)
    43. National Health: self-titled (Affinity)
    44. Jon Hassell: Earthquake Island (Tomato)
    45. Generation X: self-titled (Chrysalis)
    46. Synergy: Cords (Passport)
    47. Siouxsee Sioux & The Banshees: Scream (Polydor)
    48. Real Kids: Real Kids (Redstar)
    49. Butch Hancock: West Texas Waltzes & Dust-Blown Tractor Tunes (Rainlight)
    50. Jade Warrior: Way Of The Sun (Island)
    51. Kate Bush: The Kick Inside (EMI)
    52. Georg Deuter: Haleakala Mystery (Kuckuck)
    53. Dixie Dregs: What If (Capricorn)
    54. Damned Damned Damned Damned (1977)
    55. Rodney Crowell: Ain't Living Long Like This (Warner)
    56. Foreigner: Double Vision (Atlantic)
    57. Jasun Martz: The Pillory (Neoteric)
    58. Urban Sax: Urban Sax I (1978)
    59. Caetano Veloso: Muito (1978)

     

    1979

    TM, ®, Copyright © 1998 Piero Scaruffi


    9/10

    1. Pop Group: Y (Radar)
    2. 8.5/10

    3. Chrome: Half Machine Lips Move (Siren)
    4. 8/10

    5. Pere Ubu: New Picnic Time (Chrysalis)
    6. Public Image Ltd: Second Edition (Virgin)
    7. Germs: GI (Slash)
    8. Contortions: Buy (Ze)
    9. This Heat: This Heat (Piano)
    10. Rickie Lee Jones: self-titled (Warner)
    11. Residents: Eskimo (Ralph)
    12. Wire: 154 (Harvest)
    13. 7.5/10

    14. Talking Heads: Fear Of Music (Sire)
    15. Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures (Factory)
    16. Stiff Little Fingers: Inflammable Material (RoughTrade)
    17. Tom Petty: Damn The Torpedoes (Backstreet)
    18. Red Krayola: Soldier Talk (Radar)
    19. 7/10

    20. B52's: I (Island)
    21. Fripp Robert: Exposure (Polydor)
    22. Swell Maps: Trip To Marineville (Rough Trade)
    23. Zoogz Rift: Idiots On The Miniature Golf Course (Snout)
    24. Gang Of Four: Entertainment (Warner)
    25. Raincoats: Raincoats (Rough Trade)
    26. Anthony Moore: Flying Doesn't Help (Quango)
    27. James White: Off White (Ze)
    28. Univers Zero: Heresie (Cryonic)
    29. Art Bears: Hopes And Fears (Re)
    30. Van Morrison: Into The Music (Mercury)
    31. John Hiatt: Slug Line (MCA)
    32. Clash: London Calling (CBS)
    33. Cure: Three Imaginary Boys (Fiction)
    34. Shoes: Present Tense (Elektra)
    35. Dickies: Dawn (A&M)
    36. Heldon: Stand By (Egg)
    37. Cluster: Grosses Wasser (Sky)
    38. Frank Zappa: Orchestral Favourites (Discreet)
    39. Throbbing Gristle: 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Industrial)
    40. Fall: Live At Witch Trials (StepForward)
    41. Marianne Faithful: Broken English (Island)
    42. Elvis Costello: Armed Forces (Radar)
    43. Richard Lloyd: Alchemy (Elektra)
    44. Roches: Roches (Warner)
    45. Neil Young: Rust Never Sleeps (Reprise)
    46. Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Warner)
    47. Fall: Dragnet (RoughTrade)
    48. Supertramp: Breakfast In America (Island)
    49. Roy Loney: Out After Dark (Solid Smoke)
    50. Terry Allen: Lubbock (Fate)
    51. Georg Deuter: Ecstasy (Kuckuck)
    52. Mekons: The Quality Of Mercy (Virgin)
    53. Yellow Magic Orchestra: Solid State Survivor (Alfa)
    54. Joe Jackson: Look Sharp (A&M)
    55. Graham Parker: Squeezing Out Sparks (Mercury)