The list author says: "Changes certainly were occurring in the music world. Many of the '70s stalwart artists were creatively burnt out or facing pressure from record companies to 'mainstream' their music. While I didn't embrace punk yet I was looking elsewhere to broaden my musical palate. Australia's Bushwackers Band released the seminal MURRUMBIDGEE LP. Holland's Kayak, Hungary's Omega, Canada's Garfield and Texan Joe Ely are are few examples of different artists that frequented my turntable.
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'1974: Key Albums'
My general music interests include '70s progressive rock, intelligent rock, European folk-rock, alt-country and non-synthesized '80s rock."
"Didn't care for this one in '77. It was symptomatic of the changes many '70s art rock/prog bands underwent then. I was wrong as it's stood the test of time nicely. This retains the trademark Hawkwind jamming and spacerock. They've also acquired a greater sense of humor and a detectable punkish vibe. That, coupled with the dense Hawkwind driving rhythm of yore makes this a critical listen."
"I generally despised '70s pop as a teen. Preferred prog, art and folk-rock. As far as unabashed pop goes, ELO was probably the cream of the crop. I lamented their abandonment of ELDORADO-like creativity for years, however, for pure pop this is quite good."