Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Best Albums Of The 1970s-Part 9 Out Of 10: 1978

Hello and welcome everyone to the 10 part series: The best albums of the 1970s! These right are the best albums of 1978!

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. Devo-Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!(Warner Bros.)

Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, Art Punk, Synth Punk, Zolo

2. Wire-Chairs Missing(Harvest)

Genre: Post-Punk, Art Punk

3. X Ray Spex-Germfree Adolescents(EMI International)

Genre: Punk Rock, New Wave

4. Dr. Alimantado-Best Dressed Chicken In Town(Greensleeves)

Genre: Deejay, Roots Reggae, Dub

5. Public Image Limited-First Issue(Virgin)

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

6. Yellow Magic Orchestra-Self Titled(Alfa)

Genre: Synth Pop, Electronic, Chiptune, Electro-Disco, Lounge

7. Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band-Shiny Beast(Bat Chain Puller)(Warner Bros.)

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

8. The Cars-Self Titled(Elektra)

Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock, Power Pop

9. Pere Ubu-The Modern Dance/Dub Housing(Blank/Chrysalis)

Genre: Post-Punk, Art Punk, Experimental Rock

10. The Jam-All Mod Cons(Polydor)

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

11. Kraftwerk-The Man Machine(Kling Klang/EMI Electrola)

Genre: Electronic, Synthpop

12. Throbbing Gristle-D.O.A. The Third And Final Report Of Throbbing Gristle(Industrial)

Genre: Industrial, Noise, Tape Music

13. Nick Lowe-Jesus Of Cool(Radar)

Genre: Power Pop, New Wave

14. Marcia Griffiths-Naturally(Sky Note/Disc Pressers Ltd)

Genre: Roots Reggae, Soul

15. Steve Reich-Music For 18 Musicians(ECM)

Genre: Minimalism

16. Brian Eno-Ambient 1: Music For Airports(EG/Polydor)

Genre: Ambient, Minimalism

17. The Residents-Not Available/Duck Stab & Buster & Glen(Ralph)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Art Pop, Minimal Synth, Electronic

18. Warren Zevon-Excitable Boy(Asylum)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Pop Rock, Piano Rock

19. The Plastic People Of The Universe-Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned(LTM/Bozi Mlyn Productions/Invisible/S.C.O.P.A.)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Avant Prog, Psychedelic Folk

20. Talking Heads-More Songs About Buildings And Food(Sire)

Genre: New Wave, Art Punk, Post-Punk, Funk Rock

21. La Dusseldorf-Viva(Strand)

Genre: Krautrock, Electronic

22. Robbie Bascho-Visions Of The Country(Windham Hill)

Genre: American Primitivism, Progressive Folk, Free Folk

23. Funkadelic-One Nation Under A Groove(Warner Bros.)

Genre: P-Funk, Funk Rock, Psychedelic Rock

24. Patti Smith Group-Easter(Arista)

Genre: Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Art Punk

25. Queen-Jazz(EMI)

Genre: Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Art Rock, Glam Rock

26. Blondie-Parallel Lines/Plastic Letters(Chrysalis)

Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock, Power Pop, Punk Rock, Disco

27. Alternative TV-The Image Has Cracked(Deptford Fun City)

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

28. Elvis Costello-This Year's Model(Warner Bros.)

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

29. Jade Warrior-Way Of The Sun(Island)

Genre: Progressive Rock

30. Magazine-Real Life(Virgin)

Genre: Post-Punk, Art Punk, New Wave, Synth Punk

31. The Rezillos-Can't Stand The Rezillos(Sire)

Genre: Pop Punk, Punk Rock

32. John Prine-Bruised Orange(Asylum)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Country Pop

33. Peter Hammill-The Future Now(Charisma)

Genre: Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Experimental Rock, Progressive Rock

34. Goblin-Zombi(Cinevox)

Genre: Film Score, Progressive Rock, Horror Synth

35. R. Stevie Moore-Delicate Tension(HP Music)

Genre: Art Rock, Art Punk, LO-FI, Jangle Pop, New Wave

36. The Saints-Eternally Yours(Harvest)

Genre: Punk Rock

37. The Adverts-Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts(Bright)

Genre: Punk Rock, New Wave

38. Jethro Tull-Heavy Horses(Chrysalis)

Genre: Folk Rock, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, British Folk Rock

39. Willie Nelson-Stardust(Columbia)

Genre: Standards, Country

40. The Only Ones-Self Titled(CBS)

Genre: New Wave, Power Pop, Punk Rock

41. Black Devil-Disco Club(RCA)

Genre: Space Disco, Electro-Disco

42. Heldon-Interface(Cobra)

Genre: Progressive Electronic, Progressive Rock

43. Van Halen-Self Titled(Warner Bros.)

Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

44. Ramones-Road To Ruin(Sire)

Genre: Punk Rock, Pop Punk

45. U.K.-Self Titled(Polydor)

Genre: Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion

46. Nina Hagen Band-Self Titled(CBS)

Genre: Deutschrock, Art Rock, Glam Rock, Punk Rock

47. The Muffins-Manna/Mirage(Random Radar)

Genre: Avant Prog, Canterbury Scene, Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, Zolo, Avant Garde Jazz

48. Dorothy Carter-Waillee, Waillee(Celeste)

Genre: Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Chamber Folk

49. NRBQ-At Yankee Stadium(Mercury)

Genre: Power Pop, Roots Rock

50. Lene Lovich-Stateless(Stiff)

Genre: New Wave, Art Pop, Pop Rock

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