Top 10 Most Important Albums Of The ’70s

You NEED All Of These Records

If there’s one thing we absolutely love about the ’70s, it’s the diversity when it came to music. From prog-rock and heavy metal to punk and glam rock, the era had the best each subgenre had to offer. There were no rules, no trends. You do what you do and that’s what made the decade so glorious.


10. The Beatles – “Let It Be” (1970)

The Fab Four’s final album may not be as brilliant as their previous works but it was poignant all the same. It marked the end of The Beatles but for the next few years, we would be treated to several classics as they all pursued solo careers.


9. Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath” (1970)

They practically gave birth to heavy metal.

8. David Bowie – “Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars” (1972)

One word – irresistible.


7. Pink Floyd – “Dark Side Of The Moon” (1973)

The band’s psychedelic masterpiece remains timeless.

6. Fleetwood Mac – “Rumours” (1977)

This is how you turn drama into a classic record.


5. The Who – “Who’s Next” (1971)

It’s pure musical perfection – easily an essential ’70s album.


4. Simon and Garfunkel – “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)

Aside from The Beatles, the ’70s opened with another breakup – the legendary Simon and Garfunkel. Still, we’re more than thankful they left us with this rich catalog of stellar music.


3. The Rolling Stones – “Exile On Main Street”

With so much debauchery happening during the recording, we’re surprised the boys managed to come up with this insanely good record.


2. The Clash – “London Calling” (1979)

Rebellious and unapologetic – definitely one of the greatest albums ever recorded.


1. Led Zeppelin – “Led Zeppelin IV”

A monolithic record that remains unparalleled in its greatness, enough said.