The 1970s

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

Country:
The Flatlanders (1) ** Youtube Only **
Waylon Jennings (1)

International:
Bob Marley (3)

Jazz/Fusion:
Jaco Pastorius (1)
Mahavishnu Orchestra (2)

Pop/R&B:
Michael Jackson (1)

Rock/Folk:
AC/DC (2) [7]
Aerosmith (2) [6]
Big Star (3) [17]
Bill Fay (1) [3]
Billy Joel (1) [10]
Black Sabbath (4) [6]
Blondie (2) [3]
Bob Dylan (1) [4]
Bob Seger (3) ** Youtube Only **
Boston (1)
Brian Eno (4) *****
Brinsley Schwarz (1) ** Youtube Only **
Buzzcocks (1) [7]
CAN (3) [1]
Carole King (1) [5]
The Cars (1) [4]
Cat Stevens (2) [7]
Cheap Trick (3) [1]
The Clash (2) [7]
The Damned (1) [7]
David Bowie (5) [9]
Deep Purple (1) [2]
The Doors (1) [2]
Eagles (1) [6]
Elton John (2) [4]
Faces (1) [1]
Fleetwood Mac (3) [10]
Gang of Four (1) [4] *****
Grateful Dead (1) [3] *****
Hall & Oates (2) [9]
Iggy Pop (2) [5]
Jackson Browne (2) [11]
The Jam (2) [7]
James Taylor (1) [2]
Janis Joplin (1) [1]
Joan Baez (1) [4]
John Lennon (1) [3]
John Prine (1) [4]
Joni Mitchell (2) [4]
Joy Division (2) [7]
Led Zeppelin (4) [10]
Lou Reed (2) [3]
Neil Young (2) [2]
New York Dolls (2) [4]
Nick Drake (2) [4]
Nick Lowe (2) [2]
Paul Simon (2) [3]
Pink Floyd (1) [2]
The Police (2) [9]
Public Image Ltd. (1) [4] *****
Ramones (2) [7]
Randy Newman (3) [4]
Rod Stewart (3) [3]
The Rolling Stones (3) [5]
Roxy Music (3) [2]
Santana (1) [1]
Steely Dan (4) [6]
The Stooges (2) [7]
T. Rex (2) [6]
Talking Heads (2) [12]
Television (1) [4]
Thin Lizzy (1) [6]
Tom Petty (2) [7]
Van Halen (1) [4]
Van Morrison (1) [4]
Vashti Bunyan (1) [6]
The Velvet Underground (1) [2]
The Who (3) [7]
Wire (2) [4]
XTC (1) [7]

7 comments:

  1. No Tangerine dream? No Genesis?

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  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.

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  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…

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

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    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 =)

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    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.

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

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