Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Best Albums Of The 1970s-Part 10 Out Of 10: 1979

Hello and welcome everyone to the 10 part series: The best albums of the 1970s! These right are the best albums of 1979!

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. The Slits-Cut(Island)

Genre: Post-Punk, Reggae, Dub

2. The Pop Group-Y(Radar)

Genre: Post-Punk, Experimental Rock, Art Punk, Dub, Funk, Free Jazz, No Wave

3. Chrome-Half Machine Lip Moves(Siren)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Post-Punk, Noise Rock, Industrial, Krautrock

4. Throbbing Gristle-20 Jazz Funk Greats(Industrial)

Genre: Industrial, Minimal Synth, Dark Ambient

5. The Raincoats-Self Titled(Rough Trade)

Genre: Post-Punk, Art Punk, Indie Pop

6. The Residents-Eskimo(Ralph)

Genre: Experimental, Ambient, Musique Concrete, Nature Recordings, Satire

7. Contortions-Buy(ZE)

Genre: No Wave, Dance Punk, Funk, Jazz Rock, Noise Rock

8. Public Image Limited-Metal Box(Virgin)

Genre: Post-Punk, Experimental Rock, Dub, Art Punk, Krautrock

9. Joy Division-Unknown Pleasures(Factory)

Genre: Post-Punk, Gothic Rock

10. Gang Of Four-Entertainment!(EMI)

Genre: Post-Punk, Dance Punk, Art Punk

11. Fleetwood Mac-Tusk(Warner Bros.)

Genre: Pop Rock, Art Rock, Country Rock, Folk Pop

12. Talking Heads-Fear Of Music(Sire)

Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, Funk Rock

13. This Heat-Self Titled(Piano)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Industrial, Avant Prog, Musique Concrete, Drone, Tape Music, Krautrock

14. Buzzcocks-Singles Goin Steady(I.R.S.)

Genre: Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Power Pop

15. Ann Steel-Self Titled(Durium)

Genre: Synthpop, Disco, Art Pop, New Wave

16. The Damned-Machine Gun Etiquette(Chiswick)

Genre: Punk Rock, Post-Punk, Art Punk

17. Yellow Magic Orchestra-Solid State Survivor(Alfa)

Genre: Synthpop, Electropop, Electro-Disco

18. Swell Maps-A Trip To Marineville(Rather/Rough Trade)

Genre: Post-Punk, Art Punk, Experimental Rock, Punk Rock, Noise Rock

19. The Clash-London Calling(CBS)

Genre: Punk Rock, New Wave, Ska, Reggae, Rockabilly

20. The Undertones-Self Titled(Sire)

Genre: Pop Punk, Punk Rock, Power Pop

21. The Specials-Self Titled(Two-Tone)

Genre: 2 Tone, Ska

22. Wire-154(Harvest)

Genre: Post-Punk, Art Punk, Experimental Rock

23. XTC-Drums And Wires(Virgin)

Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock, Post-Punk, Zolo

24. Renaldo And The Loaf-Play Struve And Sneff(Rotcod)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Art Punk

25. Alternative TV-Vibing Up The Senile Man(Part One)(Deptford Fun City)

Genre: Post-Punk, Experimental, Industrial, Experimental Rock

26. Augustus Pablo-Original Rockers(Shanachie)

Genre: Dub, Reggae, Deejay

27. Donnie And Joe Emerson-Dreamin' Wild(Enterprise & Co.)

Genre: Blue Eyed Soul, Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Smooth Soul, Yacht Rock

28. The Fall-Live At The Witch Trials/Dragnet(Step-Forward)

Genre: Post-Punk, Punk Rock, Art Punk

29. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers-Damn The Torpedoes(Backstreet)

Genre: Heartland Rock, Rock, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, Roots Rock

30. Terry Allen-Lubbock(On Everything)(Fate)

Genre: Country Rock, Progressive Country, Singer/Songwriter

31. Adam And The Ants-Dirk Wears White Sox(Do It)

Genre: Post-Punk, Punk Rock, Glam Rock

32. Marianne Faithful-Broken English(Island)

Genre: New Wave, Art Pop, Post-Punk, Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter

33. Crass-Stations Of The Crass/The Feeding Of The Five Thousand(Crass)

Genre: Anarcho Punk, Noise Rock, Post-Punk

34. The B52s-Self Titled(Warner Bros.)

Genre: New Wave, Post Punk, Surf Rock, Zolo, Dance Punk

35. Stiff Little Fingers-Inflammable Material(Rough Trade)

Genre: Punk Rock

36. Alex Chilton-Like Flies On Sherbert(Peabody)

Genre: Punk Blues, Garage Rock, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll, Post-Punk

37. Germs-GI(Slash)

Genre: Hardcore Punk, Punk Rock

38. Godley & Creme-Freeze Frame(Polydor)

Genre: Art Pop, New Wave, Zolo

39. The Ruts-The Crack(Virgin)

Genre: Punk Rock, Reggae

40. Supertramp-Breakfast In America(A&M)

Genre: Pop Rock, Progressive Pop, Art Pop, Piano Rock, Sophisti-Pop, Jazz Rock

41. Bill Nelson's Red Noise-Sound On Sound(Harvest)

Genre: New Wave, Zolo, Synthpop

42. Univers Zero-Heresie(Atem/Eric Faes/Recommended)

Genre: Rock In Opposition, Chamber Music

43. The Cure-Three Imaginary Boys(Fiction)

Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave

44. ZZ Top-Deguello(Warner Bros.)

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

45. The Jam-Setting Sons(Polydor)

Genre: Mod Revival, New Wave, Power Pop, Punk Rock

46. Tubeway Army-Replicas(Beggars Banquet)

Genre: Synthpop, New Wave, Post-Punk, Glam Rock

47. Sparks-No.1 In Heaven(Elektra)

Genre: Synthpop, Electro-Disco, Hi-NRG, Space Disco, Dance Pop

48. Robert Fripp-Exposure(EG)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Art Rock, New Wave, Progressive Rock, Ambient

49. Hugh Cornwell And Robert Williams-Nosferatu(United Artists)

Genre: Post-Punk, Zolo, New Wave

50. The Beat-Self Titled(Columbia)

Genre: Power Pop, New Wave

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