Best Rock Albums of the 1970's - Ranked

A Listmania! list by R. Gorham "RCG2"
 
Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
1.  Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO) by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Simply a classic. Rock & Roll, Stairway To Heaven, Black Dog, Going To California... etc."
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Van Halen
2.  Van Halen by Van Halen
The list author says:
  "Thier 1st is still their best. No weak material to be found."
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Machine Head
3.  Machine Head by Deep Purple
The list author says:
  "Deep Purple was never better than this one from 1972. "Machine Head" was the definition of heavy metal in the early 1970's."
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Rocks
4.  Rocks by Aerosmith
The list author says:
  "Classic...  and one of my all time favorite rock & roll discs."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Wish You Were Here
5.  Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "My all-time favorite from PF. Considered all-time classic by most critics."
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Boston
6.  Boston by Boston
The list author says:
  "One of the ALL TIME classic rock & roll albums. Tom Scholz and Brad Delp were a dynamic duo."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (549 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Fragile
7.  Fragile by Yes
The list author says:
  "Yes was the answer to progressive questions."
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Who's Next
8.  Who's Next by The Who
The list author says:
  "Simply a masterpiece. NO weak tunes."
$8.39   Used & New from: $1.10
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (692 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dark Side Of The Moon
9.  Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Classic."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,488 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Straight Shooter
10.  Straight Shooter by Bad Company
The list author says:
  ""Deal With The Preacher" is still my favorite song from Paul Rodgers.."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Frampton Comes Alive
11.  Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
The list author says:
  "The 2nd best "live" album ever."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Houses Of The Holy
12.  Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Led Zepp was well established at this point in my 12 year old life."
$15.53   Used & New from: $1.46
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (407 customer reviews)

Sticky Fingers
13.  Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "So many great tunes here. Easy pick for my favorite."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Get Your Wings
14.  Get Your Wings by Aerosmith
The list author says:
  "Good clean fun. Excellent lyrics (or should I say puns?)."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

Alive!
15.  Alive! by Kiss
The list author says:
  "Still in my book, the best live rock recording."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (280 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Physical Graffiti
16.  Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "1975 classic double album."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (510 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Second Helping
17.  Second Helping by Lynyrd Skynyrd
The list author says:
  "Southern rock best."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

The Wall
18.  The Wall by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "A great concept double album with some classic hits. Top selling album of the 1970's ($$$)."
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Leftoverture
19.  Leftoverture by Kansas
The list author says:
  "Along with Boston, Yes, & Aerosmith.... Kansas was there."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

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Toys in the Attic
20.  Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith
The list author says:
  "Great album except for "Big Ten Inch" & "You See Me Crying"."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

At Fillmore East
21.  At Fillmore East by Allman Brothers Band
The list author says:
  "Brilliant live set of blues, rock, etc."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (373 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Black Sabbath, Vol.4
22.  Black Sabbath, Vol.4 by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "Loved this album for "Snowblind" and "Tomorrow's Dream". A great and somewhat overlooked gem."
$5.00   Used & New from: $0.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

Presence
23.  Presence by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Classic Zep set with Jimmy Page's favorite song "Achilles Last Stand"."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Destroyer
24.  Destroyer by Kiss
The list author says:
  "Kiss was a big part of the 1970's (especially their "Alive!" album), but if I had to list one studio album of theirs during the 70's as their musical best - this would be the one."
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New World Record
25.  New World Record by E.L.O.
The list author says:
  "My brother Dave got me into this different yet wonderful band. Thanks Dave."
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Van Halen recommendations 2 Mar 15, 2013
digital purchase now not available 0 Nov 19, 2012
2003 one disc edition? anyone have it? 1 Jan 14, 2012
 
   

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