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Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s  

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List of the 70 best greatest albums of the 1970s, as chosen by the editors of Mojo Magazine. This list of the top '70s records includes a variety of styles and genres, while mostly sticking to classic rock artists. Selections from the Top 70 '70s Albums include recordings from The Who, John Lennon, the Rolling Stones, T. Rex, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder and more.

All of these recordings were released between March of 1970 and December of 1979. The list is in chronological order by release date, beginning with the folk-inspired rock of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young from the first year of the decade, and rolling through to the punk style of The Clash 10 years later. So whether you're from the KISS Army, you like to get the Led out or you're just another Deadhead, there's sure to be something for you on Mojo's Best '70s Album list. We who are about to rock salute you!
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1
Déjà vu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
2
Live at Leeds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Live at Leeds
Who
3
Fire & Water (Écoutez vos murs... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Fire & Water (Écoutez vos murs) Jean-Jacques Burnel, Dave Greenfield
4
Workingman's Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
5
All Things Must Pass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
George Harrison
George Harrison
6
Tapestry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Tapestry Don McLean, Michael Hoppé, WEAVER
7
Bryter Layter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Nick Drake
Nick Drake
8
Plastic Ono Band is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Plastic Ono Band
John Lennon
9
Sticky Fingers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones
10
Ram is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney
11
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
The Who
The Who
12
Electric Warrior is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
T. Rex
T.Rex
13
What's Going On is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Marvin Gaye
14
IV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Godsmack
Led Zeppelin
15
Meddle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
16
Killer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
17
There's a Riot Goin' On is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Sly & the Family Stone
Sly and the Family Stone
18
Something / Anything? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Todd Rundgren
19
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Deep Purple
Deep Purple
20
Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stone
21
Black Sabbath Vol. 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
22
Close to the Edge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Rick Wakeman, Yes, Jon Anderson
Yes
23
Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Genesis
Genesis
24
Clear Spot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Don Van Vliet
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
25
Transformer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Lou Reed
Lou Reed