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


  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,

  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?!?

  3. betty davis, alex thas some funck

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

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

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

  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.