Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums: The 1970s

All of the five-star rated albums (as reviewed by a certain music magazine that gathers no moss).

2006-04-17 – Added ALBUM: Nilsson Schmilsson; ARTIST: Harry Nilsson.
2005-07-04 – Initially published.

About this list.

  1. 1979; ALBUM: The B-52’s; ARTIST: The B-52’s
  2. 1979; ALBUM: Off the Wall; ARTIST: Michael Jackson
  3. 1979; ALBUM: Look Sharp!; ARTIST: Joe Jackson
  4. 1979; ALBUM: London Calling; ARTIST: The Clash
  5. 1979; ALBUM: Damn the Torpedoes; ARTIST: Tom Petty & the Heartbeakers
  6. 1978; ALBUM: More Songs About Buildings and Food; ARTIST: Talking Heads
  7. 1978; ALBUM: Darkness on the Edge of Town; ARTIST: Bruce Springsteen
  8. 1978; ALBUM: Comes a Time; ARTIST: Neil Young
  9. 1977; ALBUM: Trans-Europe Express; ARTIST: Kraftwerk
  10. 1977; ALBUM: The Clash; ARTIST: Clash
  11. 1977; ALBUM: Slowhand; ARTIST: Eric Clapton
  12. 1977; ALBUM: Running on Empty; ARTIST: Jackson Browne
  13. 1977; ALBUM: Rumours; ARTIST: Fleetwood Mac
  14. 1977; ALBUM: Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols; ARTIST: The Sex Pistols
  15. 1977; ALBUM: My Aim Is True; ARTIST: Elvis Costello
  16. 1977; ALBUM: Marquee Moon; ARTIST: Television
  17. 1977; ALBUM: Low; ARTIST: David Bowie
  18. 1977; ALBUM: Aja; ARTIST: Steely Dan
  19. 1976; ALBUM: Songs in the Key of Life; ARTIST: Stevie Wonder
  20. 1975; ALBUM: Wish You Were Here; ARTIST: Pink Floyd
  21. 1975; ALBUM: The Essential Sly & the Family Stone; ARTIST: Sly & the Family Stone
  22. 1975; ALBUM: The Basement Tapes; ARTIST: Bob Dylan & the Band
  23. 1975; ALBUM: Siren; ARTIST: Roxy Music
  24. 1975; ALBUM: Red Headed Stranger; ARTIST: Willie Nelson
  25. 1975; ALBUM: Horses; ARTIST: Patti Smith
  26. 1975; ALBUM: Chocolate City; ARTIST: Parliament
  27. 1975; ALBUM: Born to Run; ARTIST: Bruce Springsteen
  28. 1975; ALBUM: Blood on the Tracks; ARTIST: Bob Dylan
  29. 1974; ALBUM: I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight; ARTIST: Richard & Linda Thompson
  30. 1974; ALBUM: Good Old Boys; ARTIST: Randy Newman
  31. 1974; ALBUM: Court & Spark; ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
  32. 1974; ALBUM: 461 Ocean Boulevard; ARTIST: Eric Clapton
  33. 1973; ALBUM: Houses Of The Holy; ARTIST: Led Zeppelin
  34. 1973; ALBUM: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; ARTIST: Elton John
  35. 1973; ALBUM: Funky Kingston/In the Dark; ARTIST: Toots & the Maytals
  36. 1973; ALBUM: Dark Side of the Moon; ARTIST: Pink Floyd
  37. 1973; ALBUM: Countdown To Ecstasy; ARTIST: Steely Dan
  38. 1973; ALBUM: Catch A Fire; ARTIST: Bob Marley & The Wailers
  39. 1972; ALBUM: Talking Book; ARTIST: Stevie Wonder
  40. 1972; ALBUM: I’m Still in Love With You; ARTIST: Al Green
  41. 1972; ALBUM: Exile on Main Street; ARTIST: Rolling Stones
  42. 1972-1979; ALBUM: The Very Best of the Eagles; ARTIST: The Eagles
  43. 1971; ALBUM: Nilsson Schmilsson; ARTIST: Harry Nilsson
  44. 1971; ALBUM: Who’s Next; ARTIST: Who
  45. 1971; ALBUM: The Allman Brothers at Fillmore East; ARTIST: Allman Brothers
  46. 1971; ALBUM: Let’s Stay Together; ARTIST: Al Green
  47. 1971; ALBUM: Hunky Dory; ARTIST: David Bowie
  48. 1971; ALBUM: Every Picture Tells a Story; ARTIST: Rod Stewart
  49. 1971; ALBUM: Blue; ARTIST: Joni Mitchell
  50. 1971-1979; ALBUM: Anthology; ARTIST: Al Green
  51. 1970; ALBUM: Workingman’s Dead; ARTIST: The Grateful Dead
  52. 1970; ALBUM: Sweet Baby James; ARTIST: James Taylor
  53. 1970; ALBUM: Plastic Ono Band; ARTIST: John Lennon
  54. 1970; ALBUM: Live at Leeds; ARTIST: Who
  55. 1970; ALBUM: Gets Next to You; ARTIST: Al Green
  56. 1970; ALBUM: Bridge Over Troubled Water; ARTIST: Simon & Garfunkel
  57. 1970; ALBUM: American Beauty; ARTIST: The Grateful Dead
  58. 1970; ALBUM: After The Gold Rush; ARTIST: Neil Young

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2 Replies to “Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums: The 1970s”

  1. the absence of big star’s 3rd “sister lovers” and any of nick drake’s three masterworks says all you need to know about the validity of rolling stone’s rating system.

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