The Top 100 Albums of the 1970s

Pitchfork Media, which is a pretty good music review site, has finished posting the top 100 records of the 1970s. As I cruise through the list I’m realizing that I have a lot of these albums on vinyl. Some of them I didn’t realize were from the 70s. Some I’m also kind of ashamed of owning. So without further ado the records I own and the position they are at on the chart (which I will put in the extended entry since very few people will care about this) 🙂

099: Neil Young After the Gold Rush [Reprise; 1970]
095: Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti [Swan Song; 1975]
089: Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo! [Warner Bros; 1978]
086: Joni Mitchell Blue [Reprise; 1971]
081: David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars [RCA; 1972]
077: David Bowie Aladdin Sane [RCA; 1973]
076: Blondie Parallel Lines [Chrysalis; 1978]
075: Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy [Atlantic; 1973]
074: Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate [Columbia; 1971]
070: Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon [Harvest; 1973]
062: The Cars The Cars [Elektra; 1978]
057: Paul Simon Paul Simon [CBS; 1972]
051: Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks [Warner Bros; 1977]
041: Fleetwood Mac Rumours [Reprise; 1977]
038: XTC Drums and Wires [Virgin; 1979]
037: Elvis Costello My Aim Is True [Columbia; 1977]
034: Various Artists Saturday Night Fever [Polydor; 1978]
032: Pink Floyd The Wall [Columbia; 1977]
028: The Beatles Let It Be [Apple; 1970]
027: Led Zeppelin III [Atlantic; 1970]
007: Led Zeppelin IV [Atlantic; 1971]
Wow. I have almost 25% of the best albums of the 1970s. I own a couple of them on CD as well as on record but not many. Great music though.

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  1. Sadly, I have way too many as well… I think I need to join 70’s music overlistener’s anonymous.