Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Best Albums Of The 1970s-Part 3 Out Of 10: 1972

Hello and welcome everyone to the 10 part series: The best albums of the 1970s! These right are the best albums of 1972!

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. Can-Ege Bamyasi(United Artists)

Genre: Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock

2. Miles Davis-On The Corner(Columbia)

Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk, Avant Garde Jazz

3. Big Star-#1 Record(Ardent)

Genre: Power Pop, Pop Rock, Folk Pop

4. Nick Drake-Pink Moon(Island)

Genre: Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Baroque

5. Gentle Giant-Octopus(Vertigo)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog

6. Franco Battiato-Fetus/Pollution(Bla Bla)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Progressive Rock, Progressive Electronic, Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock

7. Van Dyke Parks-Discover America(Warner Bros.)

Genre: Calypso, Art Pop, Baroque Pop, Americana

8. Faust-So Far(Polydor)

Genre: Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock

9. Dust-Hard Attack(Kama Sutra)

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

10. Neu!-Self Titled(Brain/Metronome)

Genre: Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Ambient

11. Captain Beyond-Self Titled(Capricorn)

Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Psych, Progressive Rock

12. Jimmie Dale & The Flatlanders-More A Legend Than A Band(Rounder)

Genre: Country, Americana, Progressive Country

13. Ash Ra Tempel-Schwingungen(Ohr)

Genre: Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock

14. Popul Vuh-Hosianna Mantra(Pilz)

Genre: Neoclassical New Age, Ambient, Modern Classical, Chamber Music

15. Steeleye Span-Below The Salt(Chrysalis)

Genre: British Folk Rock, English Folk Music, A Cappella

16. Harry Nilsson-Son Of Schmillson(RCA Victor)

Genre: Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Musical Comedy, Piano Rock

17. Cosmic Eye-Dream Sequence(Regal Zonophone)

Genre: Raga Rock, Progressive Rock

18. David Bowie-The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars(RCA Victor)

Genre: Glam Rock, Pop Rock, Art Rock, Rock Opera

19. Yes-Close To The Edge(Atlantic)

Genre: Symphonic Prog, Progressive Rock

20. Randy Newman-Sail Away(Reprise)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Piano Rock, Satire, Cabaret, Baroque Pop

21. Tractor-Self Titled(Dandelion)

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

22. Big Youth-Screaming Target(Jaguar)

Genre: Deejay, Roots Reggae, Dub

23. Lou Reed-Transformer(RCA Victor)

Genre: Glam Rock, Pop Rock, Art Rock

24. Paul Simon-Self Titled(Columbia)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Blues, Folk Pop, Pop Reggae

25. Jean Claude Vannier-L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches(Suzelle)

Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Symphonic Rock, Symphonic Prog, Musique Concrete, Avant Prog, Musette

26. Aphrodite's Child-666(Vertigo)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental Rock, Heavy Psych, Spoken Word

27. David Ackles-American Gothic(Elektra)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Show Tunes

28. The Rolling Stones-Exile On Main Street(Rolling Stones)

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

29. Roxy Music-Self Titled(Island)

Genre: Art Rock, Glam Rock, Progressive Rock

30. Jerusalem-Self Titled(Deram)

Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Psych, Heavy Metal

31. Dr. John-Dr. John's Gumbo(ATCO)

Genre: New Orleans R&B, Swamp Rock, Zydeco

32. German Oak-Self Titled(Bunker)

Genre: Krautrock, Heavy Psych

33. Bobby Brown-The Enlightened Beam Of Axonda(Destiny)

Genre: Psychedelic Folk, Avant Folk, Freak Folk, Chamber Folk, Drone, Spoken Word

34. Cymande-Self Titled(Janus)

Genre: Funk, Psychedelic Soul, Reggae, Afro-Jazz

35. Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso-Darwin!/Self Titled(Ricordi)

Genre: Symphonic Prog, Progressive Rock

36. Catherine Ribiero + Alpes-Paix(Philips)

Genre: Avant Folk, Progressive Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock, Psychedelic Folk

37. Taj Mahal Travellers-July 15th 1972(CBS/Sony)

Genre: Free Improvisation, Drone

38. Jethro Tull-Thick As A Brick(Chrysalis)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Folk Rock, Progressive Folk

39. T.Rex-The Slider(T.REX)

Genre: Glam Rock

40. Curtis Mayfield-Superfly(Curtom)

Genre: Film Soundtrack, Funk, Chicago Soul, Soul, Psychedelic Soul

41. Van Morrison-Saint Dominic's Preview(Warner Bros.)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Blue Eyed Soul, Chamber Folk

42. Stevie Wonder-Talking Book(Tamla)

Genre: Soul, Funk, Pop Soul

43. Gift-Self Titled(Telefunken)

Genre: Krautrock, Heavy Psych

44. Todd Rundgren-Something/Anything(Bearsville)

Genre: Pop Rock, Power Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Art Pop, Pop Soul, Art Rock, Blue Eyed Soul, Glam Rock

45. Matching Mole-Self Titled(CBS)

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

46. Cluster-II(Brain/Metronome)

Genre: Krautrock, Ambient, Progressive Electronic, Drone, Space Rock, Space Ambient

47. John Hartford-Morning Bugle(Warner Bros.)

Genre: Progressive Bluegrass, Singer/Songwriter

48. Terry Callier-What Color Is Love?(Cadet)

Genre: Soul, Chicago Soul, Psychedelic Soul, Contemporary Folk

49. Twenty Sixty Six And Then-Reflections On The Future(United Artists)

Genre: Heavy Psych, Progressive Rock, Krautrock

50. Moving Gelatine Plates-The World Of Genius Hans(CBS)

Genre: Canterbury Scene, Progressive Rock, Avant Prog

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