Album of the Decade.

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    Who's Next is truly great.

    I could make an argument for Rolling Stones , 'Let it Bleed'...damn , it's so tough to pick great albums from the 70's. I'd put in a nod for Jethro Tull's , 'Aqualung' or Deep Purple' Machine Head or Led Zeppelin's, "LZ IV" any of these and dozens more could easily take the title as "best."
     
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    Funkadelic had some great albums in the 70s also. P-Funk and Maggotbrain spring immediately to mind. I think the early 70s may have been the best era ever for rock music.
     
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    For me, the '70s is the hardest. Heck, 1971 alone gave us:

    "Who's Next"
    "4 Way Street" (CSNY)
    "Madman Across the Water" (Elton's best, IMO)
    "Led Zeppelin IV"
    "Every Picture Tells a Story" (Rod's best by miles)
    "Sticky Fingers," Stones
    "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" Traffic
    "Tapestry," Carole King (vastly underrated)
     
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    1970 wasn't bad either.
    Paranoid
    LZIII
    Moondance
    Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
    American Woman
    Morrisson Hotel
    Psychedelic Shack
    B##ches Brew
    Cosmo's Factory
    Van Morrisson, his  Band and the Street Choir
    Soul Rebels
    Sex Machine
     
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    [QUOTE]For me, the '70s is the hardest. Heck, 1971 alone gave us: "Who's Next" "4 Way Street" (CSNY) "Madman Across the Water" (Elton's best, IMO) "Led Zeppelin IV" "Every Picture Tells a Story" (Rod's best by miles) "Sticky Fingers," Stones "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" Traffic "Tapestry," Carole King (vastly underrated)
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]
    That's a heck of a list, and totally agreed on Madman.  In fact, the only reason Born to Run got the call for me over both Who's Next and Madman was that by 1975 I was old enough for that album to have a more strongly felt impact on my life.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Album of the Decade. : Who's Next is in many respects a better album than my choice, Quadrophenia.  They are both colossal albums.  I love Quadrophenia because of how ambitious it is.  Who's Next was originally intended to be a concept album itself, called 'Lifehouse' I think, but Pete couldn't finish it off. 
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]
    Can't have a discussion about the 70's without the Who, IMHO, so I appreciate the shared sentiment.  And yes, Who's Next was going to be a concept album, originally, then shifted. 

    The end result is a masterpiece, so I guess the right decisions were made.

    I really enjoyed seeing the choices for the 60's.   The majority chose the Beatles; had a feeling that would happen.  So I tried to search my soul and went with Simon and Garfunkel, because their music really did represent a generation, and is still gracing our audio senses today.  They avoided ever going to "pop", but were true to American folk/rock.  Both went on to successful solo careers, too.  Their crystal clear harmonies still resonate and no one has ever come close to replicating them.

    Also, only one person chose Dylan for the 60's.   Great call, Matty.  :)

    Great thread! 
     
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    60's - Beatles, Sgt. Pepper
    70's - Zeppelin, IV
    80's - Metallica, Ride the Lightning
    90's - Nirvana, Nevermind
    00's - Taylor Swift. Fearless
     
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    [QUOTE]00's - Taylor Swift. Fearless
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    [QUOTE] 00's - Taylor Swift. Fearless
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    your kids are gettin to you, bro...say it ain't so
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Album of the Decade. : In Response to Re: Album of the Decade. : your kids are gettin to you, bro...say it ain't so
    Posted by phsmith8[/QUOTE]

    lol, I threw that one in there for a giggle phsmith8. 
     
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    Wouldn't claim they're the best, but my favorites:

    1960's:  Sgt. Pepper (The Beatles)
    1970's:  Can't Buy a Thrill (Steeley Dan)
    1980's:  Learning to Crawl (The Pretenders)
    1990's:  Live at the Ryman (Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers)
    2000's:  American IV:  Ain't No Grave (Johnny Cash)

    Hard to narrow down so many terrific albums, but if I'm trapped on a deserted island....these are the one's I'd have to have.
     

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