The 1970s

The number in "( )" indicates how many recommended albums that artist has. The number in "[ ]" indicates how many BOLDED songs an artist has.




Black Sabbath (3) [6]
Blondie (1) [3]
Boston (1)
CAN (3)
The Cars (1) [7]
Deep Purple (1) [2]
Iggy Pop (1) [3]
Rod Stewart (1) [3]
Television (1) [4]
Thin Lizzy (1) [6]
The Who (2) [7]


  1. No Tangerine dream? No Genesis?

  2. Both are DEFINITELY very interesting to me, but at the current moment I don’t like every song on their albums. I will give them another chance though since sometimes albums grow on me. But also just keep in mind these are MY favorites and not any objective truth.

  3. I’m enjoying your lists…better than most top album lists. I don’t generally have issues with the albums you do include, but I do think you miss lots of albums that are AT LEAST as worthy. For this decade, I feel you left out Simon & Garfunkel, Harry Nilsson, Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic, Gil Scott-Heron, Pink Floyd’s Meddle, Devo, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Shuggie Otis, Fenton Robinson, Mulatu Astake, James Booker…

    1. Oh Fenton Robinson is on here. Must have missed that

    2. I like all those artists you just listed. Some of them will probably grow on me to be honest. Just remember... I don't claim to have done a PERFECT job. And I'm also only claiming that these are MY favorites AND also that they are my CURRENT favorites. It's certainly possible that I will add more favorites in the future =)

    3. I mean absolutely no offense. This is a great list of albums. I’ve been working on a list of my own. It’s even more restricted than yours. I think I’ve got 135 total. I’d say about 80% of the ones on my list appear on yours. If you saw my list, you’d wonder why I left some of your favorites out. I find some of your selections odd (most are great) and I’m sure you’d think the same of mine.
      I saw some more that seemed like obvious choices to me In more recent decades. I’ll suggest some there when I have a chance (and when this horrible legacy blog platform allows. Maybe I’ll suggest something you missed or passed over too quickly.

  4. I didn’t know Bill Fay. Good stuff!