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1970s Album Reviews

The 1970s are beloved by music nerds; artists in a variety of genres cranked out a 40-minute album every year. The late 1960s staked out the territory for many genres; the 1970s was when they were explored fully.

Artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder broke free from the Motown singles machine and made album-length statements. Solo genii like Joni Mitchell and David Bowie followed their own idiosyncratic paths through the decade. Monstrous rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Yes roamed the earth.

As a result, the 1970s are full of great records. I’ve covered a lot of 1970s acts, but there are plenty of omissions – Marvin Gaye, Black Sabbath, Curtis Mayfield, Kraftwerk, and Earth, Wind and Fire are among notable acts on my to-do list.

Note that there’s a separate punk and new wave section for acts like The Clash and Talking Heads.

Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett

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Big Star Album Reviews

Big Star Album Reviews

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David Bowie

David Bowie

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Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne

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Vashti Bunyan

Vashti Bunyan

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John Cale Album Reviews

John Cale Album Reviews

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Crosby, Stills & Nash

Crosby, Stills & Nash

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Nick Drake

Nick Drake

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Brian Eno

Brian Eno

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Fleetwood Mac Album Reviews

Fleetwood Mac Album Reviews

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Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris

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Billy Joel

Billy Joel

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Elton John

Elton John

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Carole King

Carole King

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King Crimson

King Crimson

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

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John Martyn

John Martyn

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Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison

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Randy Newman

Randy Newman

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Gram Parsons (and The Flying Burrito Brothers)

Gram Parsons (and The Flying Burrito Brothers)

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

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Roxy Music

Roxy Music

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Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren

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Judee Sill

Judee Sill

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Paul Simon

Paul Simon

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

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Steely Dan

Steely Dan

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Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens

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James Taylor

James Taylor

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Richard and Linda Thompson

Richard and Linda Thompson

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Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt

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Tom Waits

Tom Waits

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Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb

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Bill Withers

Bill Withers

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

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Neil Young

Neil Young

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1970s Miscellany

1970s Miscellany

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