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Their end of year lists always make for interesting reading. We were certainly blessed with a lot of great records in 1975. I own all of these bar Bootsy and Max Romeo. 1. Desire - Bob Dylan 2. Station To Station - David Bowie 3. Stupidity - Dr. Feelgood 4. Heat Treatment - Graham Parker 5. The Ramones - The Ramones 6. Agents Of Fortune - Blue Oyster Cult 7. Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Kate & Anna McGarrigle 8. The Pretender - Jackson Browne 9. Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading 10. Cry Tough - Nils Lofgren 11. Elite Hotel - Emmylou Harris 12. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy 13. The Royal Scam...
It really was the year of west coast rock and the year of Rumours. The Sex Pistols are the only punk intrusion. Even so, all records on this list have stood the text of time very well. Albums Winner • Rumours - Fleetwood Mac • Runners-Up • Hotel California - Eagles• The Pretender - Jackson Browne• CSN - Crosby, Stills & Nash• Love You Live - Rolling StonesSingles Winner • Dreams - Fleetwood Mac • Runners-Up - • Hotel California - Eagles• Night Moves - Bob Seger• Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart• God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
10 fine albums. The top 3 are classics. But at 10 a surprise appearance by Sadistic Mika Band! 1. The Hissing of Summer Lawns - Joni Mitchell2. Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan 3. Natty Dread - Bob Marley And The Wailers 4. The Who By Numbers - The Who 5. Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon 6. Caught Up - Millie Jackson 7. Back To The Night - Joan Armatrading 8. Nils Lofgren - Nils Lofgren 9. Visions Of The Emerald Beyond - Mahavishnu Orchestra 10. Hot! Menu! - Sadistic Mika Band
NME writers voted for their best albums of the year and this is a cracking to 30. All killer, no filler. 1. Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan 2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - Rolling Stones 3. Before The Flood - Bob Dylan 4. 461 Ocean Boulevard - Eric Clapton 5. Todd - Todd Rundgren 6. On The Beach - Neil Young 7. Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt 8. Fulfillingness First Finale - Stevie Wonder 9. Country Life - Roxy Music 10. Average White Band - Average White Band 11. Future Days - Can 12. Smiler - Rod Stewart 13. Secret Treaties - Blue Oyster Cult 14. Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur 15. Another...
Creem was a wonderful magazine - pretty much America's only mag that covered rock music and nothing but rock music. Rolling Stone did but also covered current affairs and politics. Creems readers had fine taste too. Look at this stellar list of albums that they voted the best of 1973. Amazing that Mott was voted top over all the other big bands. It is a wonderful album, though.Top Albums 1. Mott The Hoople - Mott 2. The Who - Quadrophenia 3. Elton John - Goodbye Yellowbrick Road 4. Rolling Stones - Goat's Head Soup 5. New York Dolls 6. Pink Floyd...
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