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The Best Albums Of The 70's

Jonathan Wright "kitchenperson"
 
Roxy Music
Roxy Music
"I wasn't born at the time so I just have to imagine how exciting this album must have sounded in 1972, having said that it still sounds fresh and exciting now. Best track Remake/Remodel"
Trans-Europe Express [IMPORT]
Trans-Europe Express [IMPORT]
"Autobahn, The Man Machine and Computer World are all brilliant too but this stands as the best Kraftwerk album. You know the deal German pioneers that influenced everyone. Best track Metal On Metal"
Commodores
Commodores
"Before they started doing all those ballads The Commodores were an amazing soul band who made 5 great albums (3 of them impossible to buy now) Best track Won't You Come Dance With Me"
Come to My Garden
Come to My Garden
"I can't think of a better female voice in the history of music and there is so much more to her than Lovin You. Such a beautiful record! Best track Come To My Garden"
Sunflower/Surf's Up
Sunflower/Surf's Up
"Amazing to think for under 5 pounds you can get 2 of the most beautiful records ever made. Both albums come close to Pet Sounds for quality. Best track Surf's Up"
Heroes
Heroes
"Obviously Bowie owned the 70's and apart from Prince in the following decade no-one has come close to making such a good run of classic albums. Best track "Heroes""
Curtis
Curtis
"A really gorgeous album and contains Move On Up one of the finest songs in existance. Best track Move On Up"
B-52's
B-52's
"I love almost everything about this album the tunes, the lyrics, the artwork and the way It's a unique album. One thing I'd change? that cover of Downtown. Best track Rock Lobster"
Before And After Science
Before And After Science
"I prefer Eno's vocal albums to his instrumentals, the 4 he made in this decade are stunning this is the best by a small margin. Best track Backwater"
Mothership Connection
Mothership Connection
"One of the best album covers in my collection almost as good as the music on the record. Best track Mothership Connection (Starchild)"
Songs In The Key Of Life
Songs In The Key Of Life
"I love the story that when he made this album he just kept recording more and more songs and couldn't stop, Shame he used all his ideas up but still a classic double. Best track Joy Inside Mty Tears"
The Specials
The Specials
"One of those bands that everyone seems to love and how can you not? The first 2 albums are perfect. Best track Nite Club"
New Boots and Panties
New Boots and Panties
"Ian Dury was a great lyricist but I think I love this album more for the music. Some of the basslines could have been on Chic records. Best track Wake Up And Make Love To Me"
Indiscreet
Indiscreet
"Although Sparks have had a bit of a critical rebirth recently I still think some of their older records are very underated, especially this one. Best track Happy Hunting Ground"
The Pleasure Principle + 7 Bonus Tracks
The Pleasure Principle + 7 Bonus Tracks
"If I'm honest I only really like early Gary Numan and this Telekon and Replicas are all fantastic. Best track Metal"
Marquee Moon
Marquee Moon
"One of those albums that always appears in best of lists that you just can't argue with. A perfect record. Best track Marquee Moon"
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
"Yes it's a prog album, yes Phill Collins is on it and yes the lyrics are a bit dodgy but if I put on Carpet Crawlers I just won't care Best track Carpet Crawlers"
Stranded
Stranded
"The first 3 Roxy albums are just essential for every record collection. Love that solo in Amazona. Best track Amazona"
I'm Still in Love With Y
I'm Still in Love With Y
"The best of a great run of albums..I realise I'm sounding repetitive but this really was the decade for great prolific artists. Best track One Of These Good Old Days"
Pink Moon
Pink Moon
"I like the story of how he just turned up at his record company and handed this album in then dissapeared. It kind of adds to the mystique of this unsetlling album. Best track Things Behind The Sun"
Number One in Heaven
Number One in Heaven
"Sparks + Giorgio Moroder = One of the best disco albums ever made. Best track Number 1 In Heaven"
Let's Get It On
Let's Get It On
"I think I'm one of the few people that prefers this to What's Going On? (That's amazing too) But song's like Please Stay and the title track just always get me. Best track Let's Get It On"
One Nation Under A Groove
One Nation Under A Groove
"George Clinton made almost 20 albums in the 70's and this is one of my favourites. One day I like to think I will own all his records but it's taking a while. Best track One Nation Under A Groove"
NICE MOVER
NICE MOVER
"Great dark synth pop with icy vocal delivery that predates Grace Jones first classic in the same vein by a year. Best track Nice Mover"
Fear of Music [CD + DVDA]
Fear of Music [CD + DVDA]
"The first 4 Heads albums are all perfect. I have to say that I feel bad not including Wire, Blondie, Iggy Pop and a lot more Bowie but there just wasn't room. Best track Cities"