Talk:List of rock and roll albums in the 1970s

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Joe S. Harrington, an eccentric, tough but exceedingly knowledgeable and intelligent rock critic, listed on the webzine Blastitude between late 2001 and early 2003 his choice of the Top 100 Albums of all time.

The full list is:

1. Katy Lied -- Steely Dan
2. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols -- the Sex Pistols
3. The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! -- The Dictators
4. Lolita Nation -- Game Theory
5. Minor Threat -- Minor Threat
6. Mothership Connection -- Parliament
7. Highway to Hell -- AC/DC
8. A Different Kind of Tension -- The Buzzcocks
9. Ramones Leave Home -- The Ramones
10. Oh Yeah -- Charles Mingus
11. Live At The Village Vanguard -- John Coltrane
12. Two Steps From the Middle Ages -- Game Theory
13. Charmed Life -- Half Japanese
14. White Light/White Heat -- the Velvet Underground
15. Beggar's Banquet -- Rolling Stones
16. The Who Sings My Generation -- The Who
17. Horses -- Patti Smith
18. Killer -- Alice Cooper
19. I'm Stranded -- the Saints
20. Are You Experienced? -- the Jimi Hendrix Experience
21. Back From Samoa -- the Angry Samoans
22. Ace of Spades -- Motörhead
23. Impressions -- John Coltrane
24. Something Else -- Ornette Coleman
25. The Velvet Underground & Nico -- The Velvet Underground
26. Black Beings -- Frank Lowe
27. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back -- Public Enemy
28. The Clash (UK) -- The Clash
29. Inflammable Material -- Stiff Little Fingers
30. Eternally Yours -- the Saints
31. Master of Reality -- Black Sabbath
32. Blank Generation -- Richard Hell & the Voidoids
33. Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
34. Free Jazz -- Ornette Coleman
35. Live at the Five Spot Vol. 1 -- Eric Dolphy
36. The Geto Boys -- The Geto Boys
37. Young, Loud & Snotty -- Dead Boys
38. Black Unity -- Pharoah Sanders
39. Collector's Items -- Miles Davis
40. South Park Psycho -- Gangsta NIP
41. Group Sex -- Circle Jerks
42. Blues & Roots -- Charles Mingus
43. Damaged -- Black Flag
44. The Parable of Arable Land -- Red Krayola
45. Trout Mask Replica -- Captain Beefheart
46. G.I. -- The Germs
47. Closer -- Joy Division
48. Point of Departure -- Andrew Hill
49. Spiritual Unity -- Albert Ayler
50. Milestones -- Miles Davis
51. Elvis Presley -- Elvis Presley
52. Easter Everywhere -- 13th Floor Elevators
53. Lately I Keep Scissors -- Barbara Manning
54. Way Out West -- Sonny Rollins
55. Radio City -- Big Star
56. Get Up With It -- Miles Davis
57. Hot Buttered Soul -- Isaac Hayes
58. The Trance -- Booker Irvin
59. Back in the USA -- the MC5
60. How Could Hell Be Any Worse? -- Bad Religion
61. The Magic of Juju -- Archie Shepp
62. Funhouse -- the Stooges
63. The Ramones -- The Ramones
64. Moby Grape -- Moby Grape
65. Machine Head -- Deep Purple
66. Get Your Wings -- Aerosmith
67. Kimono My House -- Sparks
68. Interstellar Space -- John Coltrane
69. Forever Changes -- Love
70. The Modern Lovers -- Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers
71. Wild Gift -- X
72. This Year's Model -- Elvis Costello
73. Drums of Passion -- Olatunji
74. Disconnected -- Stiv Bators
75. Greetings From L.A. -- Tim Buckley
76. Workingman's Dead -- Grateful Dead
77. The Great Electric Show and Dance -- Lightnin' Hopkins
78. Pink Flag -- Wire
79. Desolation Boulevard -- the Sweet
80. Diary of a Madman -- Ozzy Osbourne
81. Zuma -- Neil Young
82. The Notorious Byrd Brothers -- the Byrds
83. Marquee Moon -- Television
84. Pet Sounds -- the Beach Boys
85. Ege Bamyasi -- Can
86. Double Nickels on the Dime -- the Minutemen
87. Primordial Lovers -- Essra Mohawk
88. The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter -- Incredible String Band
89. Teenage Head -- the Flamin' Groovies
90. The New York Dolls -- The New York Dolls
91. Quark, Strangeness & Charm -- Hawkwind
92. Atlantis -- Sun Ra
93. Daydream Nation -- Sonic Youth
94. Tyranny & Mutation -- Blue Öyster Cult
95. Scary Monsters -- David Bowie
96. Roxy Music -- Roxy Music
97. Bleach -- Nirvana
98. Brain Capers -- Mott the Hoople
99. One Size Fits All -- the Mothers of Invention
100. LAMF -- the Heartbreakers