Monday, March 20, 2017

The Best Albums Of The 1970s-Part 1 Out Of 10: 1970

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

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. Exuma-1 and 2(Mercury)

Genre: Freak Folk, Caribbean Folk, Junkanoo, Psychedelic Folk, Calypso, Soul, Goombay

2. Rodriguez-Cold Fact(Sussex)

Genre: Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic Rock, Contemporary Folk, Psychedelic Folk

3. Sir Lord Baltimore-Kingdom Come(Mercury)

Genre: Heavy Psych, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

4. The Velvet Underground-Loaded(Cotillion)

Genre: Pop Rock, Rock

5. Led Zeppelin-III(Atlantic)

Genre: Hard Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock

6. Tim Buckley-Starsailor(Straight/Warner Bros.)

Genre: Avant Folk, Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic Folk, Avant Garde jazz

7. Bruce Haack-The Electric Lucifer(Columbia)

Genre: Electronic, Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Pop

8. Mayo Thompson-Corky's Debt To His Father(Texas Revolution)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Contemporary Folk, Avant-Folk

9. Funkadelic-Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow/Self Titled(Westbound)

Genre: Funk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Soul

10. Black Sabbath-Paranoid/Self Titled(Vertigo)

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

11. John Lennon-Plastic Ono Band(Apple)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Pop Rock, Contemporary Folk

12. Nico-Desertshore(Reprise)

Genre: Avant Folk, Chamber Folk, Chamber Music, Neo-Medieval Folk

13. The Stooges-Fun House(Elektra)

Genre: Proto-Punk, Garage Rock, Noise Rock, Free Jazz

14. Miles Davis-Bitches Brew(Columbia)

Genre: Jazz Fusion, Avant Garde Jazz, Jazz Rock

15. Harry Nilsson-Nilsson Sings Newman(RCA Victor)

Genre: Art Pop, Baroque Pop, Music Hall

16. Canned Heat-Future Blues(Liberty)

Genre: Blues Rock, Boogie Rock, Hard Rock

17. Pretty Things-Parachute(Harvest)

Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock

18. Yoko Ono-Plastic Ono Band(Apple)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Proto-Punk, Noise Rock, Krautrock, Musique Concrete

19. Nick Drake-Bryter Layter(Island)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Chamber Folk, Contemporary Folk, Baroque Pop, Jazz Pop

20. Linda Perhacs-Parallelograms(Kapp)

Genre: Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Chamber Folk

21. Curtis Mayfield-Curtis(Curtom)

Genre: Chicago Soul, Soul, Funk

22. The Beatles-Let It Be(Apple)

Genre: Pop Rock, Rock, Blues Rock

23. Syd Barrett-The Madcap Laughs(Harvest)

Genre: Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Pop

24. The Kinks-Lola Versus Powerman And The Money Underground(Part One)(Pye)

Genre: Pop Rock, Folk Rock

25. Creedence Clearwater Revival-Cosmo's Factory(Fantasy)

Genre: Swamp Rock, Country Rock, Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues

26. Twink-Think Pink(Polydor)

Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Psych, Experimental Rock, Space Rock, Psychedelic Folk

27. Frank Sinatra-Watertown(Reprise)

Genre: Baroque Pop, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop

28. Amon Duul II-Yeti(Liberty)

Genre: Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Psych, Jam Band, Experimental Rock, Progressive Rock

29. Randy Holden-Population II(Hobbit)

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

30. Brigitte Fontaine-Comme A La Radio(Saravah)

Genre: Chamber Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Chanson, Art Pop

31. Vashti Bunyan-Just Another Diamond Day(Phillips)

Genre: Chamber Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Pop, English Folk Music

32. Flamin' Groovies-Flamingo(Kama Sutra)

Genre: Rock & Roll, Garage Rock, Blues Rock, Proto-Punk

33. The Move-Shazam(A&M)

Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Folk Rock, Hard Rock

34. Neil Young-After The Gold Rush(Reprise)

Genre: Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Country Rock

35. Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band-Lick My Decals Off, Baby(Straight)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Art Rock, Blues Rock, Free Jazz

36. King Crimson-In The Wake Of Poseidon(Island)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock

37. Cat Stevens-Tea For The Tillerman(Island)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Folk Pop

38. Michael Nesmith & The First National Band-Loose Salute/Magnetic South(RCA Victor)

Genre: Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk, Country Pop

39. Attila-Self Titled(Epic)

Genre: Heavy Psych, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock

40. Simon And Garfunkel-Bridge Over Troubled Water(Columbia)

Genre: Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Pop Rock, Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock

41. Soft Machine-Third(CBS)

Genre: Canterbury Scene, Jazz Rock, Jazz Fusion, Experimental Rock

42. Stray-Self Titled(Transatlantic)

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

43. Emitt Rhodes-Self Titled(ABC/Dunhill)

Genre: Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Baroque Pop, Folk Pop, Power Pop

44. Jimmy Campbell-Half Baked(Vertigo)

Genre: Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Pop, Baroque Pop, Pop Rock

45. Tim Buckley-Lorca(Elektra)

Genre: Avant Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic Folk, Free Folk

46. Malvina Reynolds-Self Titled(Century City)

Genre: Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter

47. Pink Floyd-Atom Heart Mother(Harvest)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental Rock, Symphonic Prog, Field Recordings, Folk Rock

48. T.Rex-Self Titled(Fly)

Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Folk, Glam Rock

49. T2-It'll All Work Out In Boomland(Decca)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Heavy Psych, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

50. Ringo Starr-Beaucoups Of Blues(Apple)

Genre: Country Pop

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