Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Best Albums Of The 1970s-Part 4 Out Of 10: 1973

Hello and welcome everyone to the 10 part series: The best albums of the 1970s! These right are the best albums of 1973!

There were a lot of groundbreaking things happening in the 70s. Funk and Soul were stretching out and embracing psychedelic tendencies in equal measure with socio-political themes. Rock was getting harder and harder and metal was right around the corner due to a large number of these harder edged rock bands(Zeppelin, Sabbath and the handful of excellent proto-punk and proto-metal bands). Electronic music was starting to peek it's head into the mainstream and coming out from under the extreme underground and intellectual circles. This era gave birth to some of our most creative icons who would go onto last multiple decades. So dig in, see what the 70s has to offer!

1. Faust-IV/The Faust Tapes(Virgin)

Genre: Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Drone, Musique Concrete, Sound Collage, Industrial

2. Iggy And The Stooges-Raw Power(Columbia)

Genre: Proto-Punk, Garage Rock, Hard Rock

3. Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure(Island)

Genre: Glam Rock, Art Rock

4. Todd Rundren-A Wizard, A True Star(Bearsville)

Genre: Art Pop, Experimental Rock, Progressive Pop, Psychedelic Pop, Blue Eyed Soul, Glam Rock

5. Betty Davis-Self Titled(Just Sunshine)

Genre: Funk, Funk Rock

6. Buffalo-Volcanic Rock(Vertigo)

Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Psych, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock

7. Gong-Flying Teapot/Angel's Egg(Virgin)

Genre: Canterbury Scene, Space Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, Psychedelic Rock

8. Walter Wegmuller-Tarot(Die Kosmischen Kuriere/Ohr)

Genre: Krautrock, Space Rock, Experimental, Spoken Word

9. King Crimson-Lark's Tongues In Aspic(Island)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Avant Prog

10. James Brown-The Payback(Polydor)

Genre: Funk, Soul

11. Led Zeppelin-Houses Of The Holy(Atlantic)

Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock

12. Hawkwind-Space Ritual(United Artists)

Genre: Space Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Poetry, Heavy Psych, Acid Rock

13. Secos & Molhados-Self Titled(Continental)

Genre: Folk Pop, Progressive Pop, Art Pop, Chamber Folk

14. Judee Sill-Heart Food(Asylum)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Chamber Folk, Gospel, Country

15. Area-Arbeit Macht Frei(Cramps)

Genre: Avant Prog, Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock

16. The Upsetters-Upsetters 14 Dub Black Board Jungle(Upsetter)

Genre: Dub

17. Far Out-Nihonjin(Denon)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Psych

18. Tom Ze-Todos Os Olhos(Continental)

Genre: MPB, Singer/Songwriter, Avant Folk

19. The Mothers-Over Nite Sensation(Discreet)

Genre: Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Funk Rock, Satire, Comedy Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock

20. Can-Future Days(United Artists)

Genre: Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental Rock, Ambient

21. Billy Cobham-Spectrum(Atlantic)

Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock, Jazz Funk

22. Samla Mammas Manna-Maltid(Silence)

Genre: Rock In Opposition, Avant Prog, Jazz Fusion, Zolo, Progressive Rock

23. Mickey Newbury-Heaven Help The Child(Elektra)

Genre: Country, Singer/Songwriter, Progressive Country

24. Herbie Hancock-Headhunters/Sextant(Columbia)

Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk, Avant Garde Jazz, Progressive Electronic, Experimental

25. Loudon Wainwright III-Attempted Mustache(Columbia)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock

26. Sun Ra-Space Is The Place(Blue Thumb)

Genre: Avant Garde Jazz, Free Jazz

27. Lavender Country-Self Titled(Gay Community Social Services Of Seattle, Inc)

Genre: Country

28. Mahavishnu Orchestra-Birds Of Fire(Columbia)

Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock

29. Budgie-Never Turn Your Back On A Friend(MCA)

Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock

30. ZZ Top-Tres Hombres(London)

Genre: Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Boogie Rock

31. Sparks-A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing(Bearsville)

Genre: Art Pop, Glam Rock, Art Rock, Pop Rock, Progressive Pop

32. Pink Floyd-Dark Side Of The Moon(Harvest)

Genre: Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock

33. New York Dolls-Self Titled(Mercury)

Genre: Glam Rock, Proto-Punk, Rock & Roll

34. Willie Nelson-Shotgun Willie(Atlantic)

Genre: Outlaw Country, Western Swing

35. Caetano Veloso-Araca Azul(Phillips)

Genre: Experimental, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic Folk, Avant Folk, Musique Concrete, A Cappella, Spoken Word, Tropicalia, Afoxe

36. Mustafa Ozkent-Genclik Ile Elele(Evren)

Genre: Anatolian Rock, Funk, Turkish Folk Music, Jazz Funk

37. Genesis-Selling England By The Pound(Charisma)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog

38. Fela Ransome Kuti & The Afrika 70-Gentleman/Afrodisiac(Regal Zonophone/EMI)

Genre: Afrobeat, Jazz Funk, Afro Jazz, Jazz Fusion

39. Alain Goraguer-Le Planete Sauvage(Pathe)

Genre: Film Score, Jazz Funk, Progressive Rock, Space Rock

40. Agitation Free-2nd(Vertigo)

Genre: Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock

41. Duncan Browne-Self Titled(RAK)

Genre: Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Progressive Folk

42. David Bowie-Aladdin Sane(RCA Victor)

Genre: Glam Rock, Art Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Piano Rock

43. Stevie Wonder-Innervisions(Tamla)

Genre: Soul, Funk, Smooth Soul, Psychedelic Soul

44. Magma-Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh(Vertigo)

Genre: Zeuhl, Jazz Rock

45. Cockney Rebel-The Human Menagerie(EMI)

Genre: Art Pop, Glam Rock, Baroque Pop

46. Fripp & Eno-No Pussyfooting(Island)

Genre: Ambient, Drone, Tape Music

47. Mike Oldfield-Tubular Bells(Virgin)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog

48. Gary Higgins-Red Hash(Nufusmoon)

Genre: Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic Folk

49. Emerson, Lake & Palmer-Brain Salad Surgery(Manticore)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock

50. Harry Nilsson-A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night(RCA Victor)

Genre: Standards, Traditional Pop