Buzzed Lists: Best Of The Seventies


As the clock struck midnight on December 31, 1969, music’s first great decade gave way to what was to become the era of glam, disco, and overindulged rock stars. It was also one of the most fertile decades in music history, with new genres springing up and the cross-pollination of others. The 1970s might have brought us long sideburns and polyester suits, but it also spawned a rich vein of artistic creativity; it was a golden decade for music, and it all eventually made way for punk rock.

Miles DavisBitches Brew (1970)
Neil YoungAfter the Gold Rush (1970)
Joni Mitchell Blue (1971)
Marvin Gaye What’s Going On (1971)
T. RexElectric Warrior (1971)
The Rolling StonesExile on Main Street (1972)
Pink FloydDark Side of the Moon (1973)
Roxy MusicFor Your Pleasure (1973)
Bruce SpringsteenThe Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle (1973)
QueenQueen II (1974)
David BowieLow (1977)
Fleetwood Mac Rumours (1977)
The Sex PistolsNever Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
BlondieParallel Lines (1978)
The PoliceOutlandos d’Amour (1978)
Steve ReichMusic for 18 Musicians (1978)
The ClashLondon Calling (1979)
Gang of FourEntertainment! (1979)
Joy DivisionUnknown Pleasures (1979)
Talking Heads Fear of Music (1979)

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