Friday, August 21, 2009

the 70s: 1970-1974

So here is the list of my favorite albums of the 70s. Some of you might take offense to the lack of funk and soul, but honestly both are just genres of music I havent really jumped into yet, aside from that I hope you find this list helpful in exposing old bands who have influenced countless new bands in your quests for new sound. This is Part One of a two part series. This covers 1970-1974 and touches on prog, glam rock, art rock, proto punk, and basically a lot of different and for the first time appearing ever genres of rock n roll. So sit back and enjoy, and as always your own 70s lists are highly encouraged so comment away.


Nico-Desertshore(1970) Art Rock, Avant Garde, Soundtrack Music, Singer Songwriter


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John Lennon-Plastic Ono Band(1970) Singer Songwriter, Blues Rock



Cat Stevens-Tea For the Tillerman(1970) Singer Songwriter, Folk, Orchestral Pop



The Stooges-Fun House(1970) Proto Punk, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Art Rock



Exuma-Self Titled(1970) Weird Folk, World Music, Voodoo Rock



Syd Barrett-The Madcap Laughs(1970) Psychedelic Rock, Singer Songwriter, Damaged Folk



Black Sabbath-Paranoid(1970) Metal, Sludge Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Early Doom



Harry Nilsson-Nilsson Schmilsson(1971) Orchestral Pop, Singer Songwriter, Rock n Roll



T.Rex-Electric Warrior(1971) Glam Rock, Boogie Rock, Blues Rock



Flower Travellin' Band-Satori(1971) Psych Rock, Proto Punk, Hard Rock



The Flatlanders-More A Legend Than a Band(1972) Alt-Country, Folk, Old Timey



Paul Simon-Self Titled(1972) Singer Songwriter, Pop, Folk, Blues



Lou Reed-Transformer(1972) Glam Rock, Art Pop



Yes-Close To the Edge(1972) Prog Rock, Experimental Rock, Art Pop



Can-Ege Bamyasi(1972) Psych Rock, Experimental, Art Rock



Dust-Hard Attack(1972) Hard Rock, Proto Punk



Captain Beyond-Self Titled(1972) Hard Rock, Proto Punk, Prog



Cosmic Eye-Dream Sequence(1972) Jazz, World Music, Instrumental Hip Hop before there was any



Pink Floyd-Dark Side Of the Moon(1973) Art Pop, Experimental Rock



Faust-4(1973) Krautrock, Prog, Art Rock, Experimental



Gentle Giant-Octopus(1973) Prog, Art Pop



Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure(1973) Glam Rock, Piano Ballads, Art Pop



Brian Eno-Here Come the Warm Jets(1973) Experimental Art Pop



Betty Davis-Self Titled(1973) Funk, Blues Rock



James Brown-The Payback(1973) Funk, Experimental, Rock n Roll



David Bowie-Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars(1973) Glam Rock



King Crimson-Red(1974) Proto Metal, Prog, Experimental



Slapp Happy-Acnalbasac Noom(1974) Lounge, Art Pop



Sparks-Kimono My House(1974) Glam Rock, Theater kid rock, Art Pop



Cockney Rebel-The Psychomodo(1974) Glam Rock, Experimental Art Pop

7 comments:

  1. I would also include Tim Buckley's Starsailor, Neu!'s first album, Tago Mago (regardless of your one album per band rule, exceptions can be made), Speed, Glue and Shinki's Eve (considering your blog is named after them), Taj Mahal Traveler's August 1974, Miles Davis Bitches Brew or On The Corner, Nick Drake's Pink Moon, Velvet Underground's Loaded, Funkadelic's Maggot Brain, Serge Gainbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson, Comus's First Utterance, Sly & the Family Stone's There's A Riot Goin' On, Big Youth's Screaming Target, Keith Hudson's Flesh of My Skin Blood of My Blood, Fripp & Eno's No Pussyfooting, Fela Kuti's Confusion (it may have come out in 1975 though), Kraftwerk's Autobahn, Cluster's Zuckerzeit,

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  2. yeah pretty ironic that we are named after an album neither of us are particularly crazy about. also, where is the funk and soul YOU RACIST?!?

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  3. betty davis, alex thas some funck

    hey, i want some reviews....whats your nico review?

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  4. that was me not sean of course, i have troubles with technology

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  5. the computer made me type chode to post that comment by the way

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  6. ha ha I was only making fun of you because there is way more funk and soul on that list than there is on mine, and I don't particularly anticipate that anyone would find that offensive.

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