Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The DH's Thursday Thirteen - Thirteen Great Albums of the Seventies

You knew this was coming, right? After last week's focus on the sixties, the seventies couldn't be far behind. (And, thanks to a request from notoriouslyunique, there will be a Beatles-themed post in the near future.)

So, without further ado, thirteen albums that rocked the seventies:

Dire Straits 1978 First Album

Van Halen 1978 First Album

Rolling Stones 1972 Exile on Main Street

The Who 1971 Who's Next

Neil Young 1972 Harvest

Wings 1973 Band on the Run

Robin Trower 1974 Bridge of Sighs

ZZ Top 1973 Tres Hombres

The Eagles 1972 Eagles

Led Zeppelin 1971 IV

Crosby Stills Nash & Young 1970 Deja Vu

Marvin Gaye 1971 What's Going On?

AC/DC 1979 Highway to Hell

(Note: I've formatted this list TWICE so the group name, year, and album title are all in separate columns, but it keeps going back to this format. Argh. Sorry for the lowered readability.)

What are your favorites? What didn't make the list that you think should have?


fatherbananas said...

I am saddened by the lack of Bowie's "Hunky Dory". Not only is it my favourite album of the seventies, it is my favourite album of all time.

Maia Strong said...

Is it wrong that I'm saddened by a lack of Barry Manilow here? I love "Even Now" and "This One's for You". I lived off of those two cassettes in grade school.

PG Forte said...

Awesome list. Hell, yeah.

But also...Houses of the Holy (my fav Zepplin album) and LZ III--because I still remember the first time I ever heard Immigrant Song every time I hear it!; Joni Mitchell/Blue; Bruce Springsteen/Born to Run; Pink Floyd/Dark Side of the Moon; Elton John/Madman Across the Water; Rolling Stones/Goat's Head Soup; Fleetwood Mac/Rumors; Emerson, Lake and Palmer/Trilogy; Moody Blues/Seventh Sojourn; Stevie Wonder/Songs in the Key of Life; Steely Dan/Can't Buy a Thrill; Jethro Tull/Aqualung...etc, etc, etc. I'm gonna have to go listen to all of them too.

PG Forte said...

Maia. Grade school? Christ, I feel old. LMAO