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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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Déjà vu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Déjà vu Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

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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
Workingman's Dead 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
All Things Must Pass 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
Bryter Layter 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
Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones

10
Ram is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Ram Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

11
Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Who's Next The Who - The Who

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Electric Warrior is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Electric Warrior 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
What's Going On Marvin Gaye

14
IV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
IV Godsmack - Led Zeppelin

15
Meddle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Meddle Pink Floyd - Pink Floyd

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Killer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Killer 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
There's a Riot Goin' On 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
Something / Anything? Todd Rundgren

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Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Machine Head Deep Purple - Deep Purple

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Exile on Main St. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Exile on Main St. 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 Vol. 4 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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Close to the Edge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Close to the Edge Rick Wakeman, Yes, Jon Anderson - Yes

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Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Foxtrot Genesis - Genesis

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Clear Spot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Clear Spot Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Don Van Vliet - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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Transformer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Transformer Lou Reed - Lou Reed

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Talking Book is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Talking Book Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder

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Solid Air is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Solid Air John Martyn

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Dixie Chicken is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Dixie Chicken Little Feat - Little Feat

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Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Dark Side of the Moon Living Room - Pink Floyd

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For Your Pleasure is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
For Your Pleasure Roxy Music - Roxy Music

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Aladdin Sane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Aladdin Sane David Bowie - David Bowie

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Catch A Fire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Catch A Fire Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Wailers - Marley, Bob & the Wailers

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Tubular Bells is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield - Mike Oldfield

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Raw Power is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Raw Power The Stooges - Iggy & the Stooges

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John - Elton John

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Here Come the Warm Jets is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Here Come the Warm Jets Brian Eno - Brian Eno

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Kimono My House is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Kimono My House Sparks - Sparks

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On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
On the Beach Neil Young - Neil Young

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No Other is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
No Other Gene Clark - Gene Clark

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Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Red T'Pau

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Sheer Heart Attack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Sheer Heart Attack Queen - Queen

42
Blood on the Tracks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Blood on the Tracks Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan

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Physical Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

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Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band - Bruce Springsteen

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Horses is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Horses Patti Smith - Patti Smith

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Frampton Comes Alive! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Frampton Comes Alive!

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Royal Scam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Royal Scam Steely Dan

48
Rocks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Rocks Aerosmith - Aerosmith

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Ramones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Ramones Ramones - Ramones

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Hejira is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Mojo Magazine's Best Albums of the '70s
Hejira Joni Mitchell - Joni Mitchell