Acclaimed Music - The Top Albums from 1978
The Top Albums from 1978





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Time
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Song
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1 76 Elvis Costello
This Year's Model
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2 103 Bruce Springsteen
Darkness on the Edge of Town
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3 104 Blondie
Parallel Lines
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4 215 The Jam
All Mod Cons

5 225 Pere Ubu
The Modern Dance
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6 262 Funkadelic
One Nation Under a Groove
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7 267 Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food
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8 273 Van Halen
Van Halen
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9 294 Big Star
The Third Album/Sister Lovers
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10 302 Kraftwerk
Die Mensch Maschine
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11 329 The Rolling Stones
Some Girls
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12 360 Thin Lizzy
Live and Dangerous
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13 380 Devo
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
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14 458 The Police
Outlandos D'Amour
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15 466 Wire
Chairs Missing
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16 487 Dire Straits
Dire Straits
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17 573 The Buzzcocks
Another Music in a Different Kitchen
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18 574 Kate Bush
The Kick Inside
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19 647 Cheap Trick
At Budokan
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20 694 The Cars
The Cars
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21 707 X-Ray Spex
Germ-Free Adolescents
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22 716 Marvin Gaye
Here, My Dear
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23 730 Pere Ubu
Dub Housing
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24 828 Willie Nelson
Stardust
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25 866 Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians
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26 894 Siouxsie and The Banshees
The Scream
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27 905 Patti Smith Group
Easter
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28 930 The Clash
Give 'em Enough Rope
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29 952 Brian Eno
Ambient 1: Music for Airports

30 963 Various Artists
The Last Waltz
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31 1079 Nick Lowe
Jesus of Cool/Pure Pop for Now People

32 1104 AC/DC
If You Want Blood You've Got It
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33 1135 Chic
C'Est Chic
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34 1153 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
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35 1309 Joe Ely
Honky Tonk Masquerade
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36 1373 Albert Collins
Ice Pickin'
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37 1385 Magazine
Real Life
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38 1427 The Adverts
Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts

39 1451 Augustus Pablo
East of the River Nile
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40 1492 Cheap Trick
Heaven Tonight
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41 1540 Steel Pulse
Handsworth Revolution
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42 1551 The Only Ones
The Only Ones

43 1598 Ramones
Road to Ruin

44 1641 Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny Group
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45 1670 Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy
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46 1769 Television
Adventure
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47 1783 Lou Reed
Street Hassle
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48 1826 Burning Spear
Marcus Children/Social Living
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49 1859 Tom Waits
Blue Valentine
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50 1928 Willie Colón & Ruben Bladés
Siembra

51 2052 The Saints
Eternally Yours
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52 2087 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Hearts of Stone
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53 2124 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Kaya
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54 2201 Dennis Brown
Wolves and Leopards
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55 2240 Little Feat
Waiting for Columbus
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56 2318 Lee Perry
Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread
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57 2340 Gerry Rafferty
City to City
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58 2352 Generation X
Generation X
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59 2440 The Buzzcocks
Love Bites
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60 2443 Fela Kuti
Shuffering & Shmiling

61 2486 David Johansen
David Johansen
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62 2520 Bob Seger
Stranger in Town
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63 2560 Cabaret Voltaire
Mix-Up
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64 2572 Public Image Ltd.
Public Image/First Issue
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65 2584 Dave Edmunds
Tracks on Wax 4

66 2601 The Jacksons
Destiny
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67 2627 Neil Young
Comes a Time
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68 2678 Linton Kwesi Johnson
Dread, Beat and Blood
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69 2791 The Stranglers
Black & White

70 2826 Evan Parker
Monoceros

71 2865 Parliament
Motor Booty Affair
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Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Babylon by Bus
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Rainbow
Long Live Rock'n'Roll
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Keith Jarrett
My Song

Bob Dylan
Street Legal
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Peter Tosh
Bush Doctor
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Billy Joel
52nd Street

The Kinks
Misfits
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Bootsy's Rubber Band
Bootsy? Player of the Year

Ultravox
Systems of Romance



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