Best Hard Rock albums of 70's

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Machine Head
1.  Machine Head by Deep Purple
The list author says:
  "This album defined the whole rock generation"
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Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
2.  Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO) by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "No comments needed, right?"
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Sabotage
3.  Sabotage by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "Black Sabbath at its best. A very conceptual and diverse album."
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A Night at the Opera
4.  A Night at the Opera by Queen
The list author says:
  "Queen emerges amongst all of the head-banging noise with a beautiful night at the opera. Jaw-dropping "Bohemian rhapsody"..."
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Lovedrive
5.  Lovedrive by Scorpions
The list author says:
  "Lovedrive by Scorpions: a major step into the 80's"
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In Rock
6.  In Rock by Deep Purple
The list author says:
  "One of the first recordings that blew everyone... The sound on this album defines what heavy music should be. Hard to belive "In Rock" was recorded in 1970"
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Ace of Spades
7.  Ace of Spades by Motörhead
The list author says:
  "Motorhead - a very descriptive name for bone-crushing speed-trash-metal that emerged by late 70's. Lemmy and the gand at their best"
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Led Zeppelin III
8.  Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "The Immigrant song broke all the rules. Led Zeppelin says, music has never been so intense"
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Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
9.  Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "Each of their albums in early 70's was a masterpiece. With "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", Ozzy & Co. dived into a more conceptual side of rock'n'roll"
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Look at Yourself
10.  Look at Yourself by Uriah Heep
The list author says:
  "A timeless Heep classic"
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Rising
11.  Rising by Rainbow
The list author says:
  "One of the Rainbow's finest hours: Blackmore teamed up with Dio releases "Rising" - a must have for any heavy music fan. Stargazer is an outstanding masterpiece"
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Boston
12.  Boston by Boston
The list author says:
  "Boston's pioneering sound reflected the glam and heavy mix that dominated the stage in late 70's."
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Double Trouble
13.  Double Trouble by Ian Gillan
The list author says:
  "Amazon doesn't have "Mr.Universe", which would have been on this list... Instead, I am trying to pick the second best Ian Gillan's album."
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Paranoid
14.  Paranoid by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "In terms of its historical significance, Paranoid probably should be among the top 5."
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Made in Japan
15.  Made in Japan by Deep Purple
The list author says:
  "I still consider this to be one of the top top top live albums ever recorded"
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Houses Of The Holy
16.  Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "A slightly funkier side to Zeppelin. Another masterpiece!"
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Let There Be Rock
17.  Let There Be Rock by AC/DC
The list author says:
  "AC/DC's high voltage shockwave with Bon Scott's razorblade voice and Young's screeching guitars"
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Double Vision
18.  Double Vision by Foreigner
The list author says:
  "The half-american, half-british sextet's top release with hits like "Hot Blooded" and "Double vision""
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Meddle
19.  Meddle by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Hmmm, you'd say... Yes, maybe, this isn't really the album to fit into a list like this. Still, with "One of these days" I couldn't resist but including "Meddle" in here."
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Phenomenon
20.  Phenomenon by UFO
The list author says:
  "UFO emerges at the end of the decade with its stingy guitar sound. "Phenomenon" is by far their best creation"
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Fandango
21.  Fandango by ZZ Top
The list author says:
  "The two long-bearded southerners with a distinctive sound entered the rock stardom with Fandando. Blue jeans blue, Tush... unforgettable hits!"
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British Steel
22.  British Steel by Judas Priest
The list author says:
  "Judas Priest will surely become a center-piece of 80's rock... But for 70's this was an excellent start"
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Sheer Heart Attack
23.  Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
The list author says:
  "A prelude to "A Night at the opera"... Original sound that would define two decades of Queen's magic"
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Hair of the Dog
24.  Hair of the Dog by Nazareth
The list author says:
  ""Hair of the dog" with its dark and somewhat glam-rock sound is among the classics of that era"
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Long Live Rock & Roll
25.  Long Live Rock & Roll by Rainbow
The list author says:
  "Perhaps, not as successful as "Rising", this album still highlights the most powerful sides of rock music in 70's."
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