1970: Key Albums

A Listmania! list by ds "Lagerd" (West Allis, WI)
The list author says: "Not a pivotal year in music but some noteworthy releases, nonetheless.

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My general music interests include '70s progressive rock, intelligent rock, European folk-rock, alt-country and non-synthesized '80s rock."
Man Who Sold the World
1.  Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "David Bowie comes alive. No hits here which partially explains it's greatness."
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Full House
2.  Full House by Fairport Convention
The list author says:
  "Fairport really blossomed after Denny left. Their stellar musicianship and love of British folk then took center stage."
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John Barleycorn Must Die
3.  John Barleycorn Must Die by Traffic
The list author says:
  "Traffic's finest. Other than the title track this album is not folk-rock, as it's all too often described. Rock, funk, jazz and a smidgen of folk color this album. The British equivalent to the Band."
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Gentle Giant
4.  Gentle Giant by Gentle Giant
The list author says:
  "Their debut just scratches the surface of their ambitions."
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In the Wake of Poseidon: 30th Anniversary Edition
5.  In the Wake of Poseidon: 30th Anniversary Edition by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "Greg Lake left all this for what?"
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Stage Fright
6.  Stage Fright by The Band
The list author says:
  "The quintessential roots rock and americana band as they blend rock, folk, country, R&B, funk and jazz. The (North) American equivalent to Traffic."
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Benefit
7.  Benefit by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "Their third album finds Tull evolving into a more guitar-based rock outfit. 'To Cry You a Song' is greatly overlooked but should be considered a classic."
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Trespass
8.  Trespass by Genesis
The list author says:
  "Another band in their early growth stages. This record clearly relegates FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION as meaningless and irrelevant."
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Jesus Christ Superstar (Original London Concept Recording)
9.  Jesus Christ Superstar (Original London Concept Recording) by Barry Dennen
The list author says:
  "Not certain what year this version was released. I'm 51% sure it was a '70 release. Awesome music and text (which is more often accurate than wrong). Sure, some artistic license was utilized. The best work by either Webber or Rice."
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Moondance
10.  Moondance by Van Morrison
The list author says:
  "Between 1968 and 1974 Van was the Man. Take your pick from his many releases from those years and you won't be disappointed."
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Led Zeppelin III
11.  Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "It's difficult to choose a best Zeppelin record but chances are it's I, II, III or IV."
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Home
12.  Home by Procol Harum
The list author says:
  "An oft-times overlooked record because it falls on the heels of two of their classics; A SALTY DOG and SHINE ON BRIGHTLY."
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Atom Heart Mother
13.  Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Some decent Floyd but with a stellar album cover."
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Lola Vs Powerman
14.  Lola Vs Powerman by The Kinks
The list author says:
  "More whimsy and unconventional rock by the brothers Davies."
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Mad Shadows
15.  Mad Shadows by Mott the Hoople
The list author says:
  "A rather dark affair which finds Hunter developing his songwiting craft."
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Lizard: 30th Anniversary Edition
16.  Lizard: 30th Anniversary Edition by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "Gordon Haskell is probably my least favorite Crimson singer (he and Fripp had their issues as well). Howev this album has its noteworthy musical moments to counterbalance the vocal deficiencies."
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Shazam
17.  Shazam by The Move
The list author says:
  "The Move's most sonically adventurous album. Pre-Jeff Lynne."
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His Band and the Street Choir
18.  His Band and the Street Choir by Van Morrison
The list author says:
  "The lesser of his two '70 releases. Still pretty good."
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A Question Of Balance
19.  A Question Of Balance by The Moody Blues
The list author says:
  "Some harder rocking moments drive this classic release."
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Looking On
20.  Looking On by The Move
The list author says:
  "A rather uneven effort but also their heaviest. No continuity with hastily conceived pieces. That said, this was a 'grower' that I've since developed a liking."
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Supertramp
21.  Supertramp by Supertramp
The list author says:
  "With so many great bands surfacing in '69 and '70 this one went unnoticed and would have been forgotten forever had Supertramp not finally emerged in 1974."
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Just a Collection of Antiques & Curios
22.  Just a Collection of Antiques & Curios by Strawbs
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Wishbone Ash
23.  Wishbone Ash by Wishbone Ash
The list author says:
  "Twin guitar boogie and blues rock. They'd progress incrementally in the next two years."
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Dragonfly
24.  Dragonfly by Strawbs
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Loaded
25.  Loaded by Velvet Underground
The list author says:
  "Highly lauded album that I can only remember to listen to once every few years, then conclude all over again that it's just not my cup o' tea. Now on my mp3 player, perhaps I'll hear it often enough to develop a greater appreciation."
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