- Title:The Absolute Best Soft Rock Of The 1970's
- Style:Soft Rock
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Criteria: These 1970s Albums are ranked, giving equal consideration for their impact, influence, immediate & lasting popularity, and acclaim from critics & musicians. This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' or 'Compilation' albums. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977) - The Bee Gees 22. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) - Simon & Garfunkel 23. After The Goldrush (1970) - Neil Young 24. Ramones (1976) - Ramones 25. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) - Elton John 26.
The 1970s unfurled as a paradox of both striking diversity and remarkable coherence: From high-concept prog nerds and high-octane guitar solo to high-heeled glam-rockers and rough-and-ready punks, the decade saw the rise and dominance of the tement.
The 1970s was arguably the single decade of the 20th century when recorded music was most central to culture. Rock music emerged from the ’60s as to go-to choice of white youth culture. Soul and funk were reaching new levels of artistry. Punk, the first serious backlash against the rock mainstream, came into its own. Records from Jamaica were making their way to the UK and, eventually, the . changing sounds and urging a new kind of political consciousness. As culture moved in every direction at once, there were more great songs than anyone could count. Listen to the best songs of the 1970s on Apple Music and this site.
1970 may have marked a new decade, at least on the calendar, but as you'll see in the below list of 1970's Best Rock Albums, it was still pretty much the '60s musically. A few new names surface here and there, but for the most part, the year was dominated by many of the previous decade's biggest artists, including the Doors, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. Even the Beatles had one more thing to say before calling it quits
The Best Progressive Rock Albums of 1970. 5. Robert Wyatt - The End of an Ear. December 4, 1970.
What are the best albums of 1970? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Listed below are the greatest albums of 1970 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 greatest album charts. Best albums by year or decade. View by decade: 1940s.
Various artists, The Harder They Come soundtrack (1973) There was a lot more to the early years of reggae than Bob Marley & the Wailers, and the best of the rest is brilliantly summarized on this soundtrack album for one of the best fictional music films ever made. Once they realized they weren’t going to get any Wailers tracks, the filmmakers chose brilliantly. We’re gonna please ya please ya please ya please y. Dan Weiss. 68. Nick Drake, Pink Moon (1972) Few albums on this list have aged as well as Nick Drake ’s final album from 1972, recorded in a pair of post-midnight sessions with just Drake and producer John Wood. The simplicity of acoustic guitar, subtle piano and whispered vocals could have been recorded four decades later-and indeed Drake has sold many more copies of his albums since his death in 1974.
Soft rock was often derived from folk rock, using acoustic instruments and putting more emphasis on melody and harmonies. It reached its commercial peak in the mid- to late 1970s with acts like the reformed Fleetwood Mac, whose Rumours (1977) was the best selling album of the decade. Major British soft rock artists of the 1970s included 10cc, Mungo Jerry and Rod Stewart. A large number of soft rock songs fit into the singer-songwriter classification – that is, songs written and recorded by the same person.
Appendix to my book "A History of Rock Music". Selected by piero scaruffi and revised in 2010 by Jakub Krawczynski. Best albums of all times Musicians Back to music. If you know the recording (NOT release) dates of these albums, please send them to me. It is ridiculous that rock music uses the release date instead of the recording or composition dates. Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom (1974). John Fahey: Fare Forward Voyagers (1973). Klaus Schulze: Irrlicht (1972).
|–America||A Horse With No Name||4:07|
|–Seals & Crofts||Diamond Girl||4:09|
|–Climax Blues Band||Couldn't Get It Right||3:15|
|–Carly Simon||You're So Vain||4:16|
|–The Hollies||The Air That I Breathe||3:46|
|–Harry Chapin||Cat's In The Cradle||3:59|
|–Eric Carmen||All By Myself||4:10|
|–Ambrosia||How Much I Feel||4:46|
|–England Dan & John Ford Coley||I'd Really Love To See You Tonight||2:36|
|–Firefall||You Are The Woman||2:42|
|OPCD-1897||Various||The Absolute Best Soft Rock Of The 1970's (CD, Comp)||Warner Special Products||OPCD-1897||US||2001|
|OPCD-1897||Various||1970's Rock Volume 3 (CD, Comp)||Warner Special Products||OPCD-1897||US||1999|