Top Albums of 1976

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 34 Ramones Ramones Punk Rock
2 46 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life Soul
3 117 Eagles Hotel California Country Rock, Pop Rock
4 182 The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers Proto-Punk
5 297 David Bowie Station to Station Art Rock
6 392 Aerosmith Rocks Hard Rock
7 467 Bob Dylan Desire Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
8 577 Joni Mitchell Hejira Singer/Songwriter
9 609 Boston Boston Hard Rock
10 813 Thin Lizzy Jailbreak Hard Rock
11 852 ABBA Arrival Europop
12 986 The Upsetters Super Ape Dub, Roots Reggae
13 994 Jackson Browne The Pretender Singer/Songwriter
14 995 Kiss Destroyer Hard Rock
15 1045 Warren Zevon Warren Zevon Singer/Songwriter
16 1089 Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive! Pop Rock
17 1123 Blondie Blondie New Wave
18 1155 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
19 1202 Rush 2112 Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
20 1204 Fela and Africa 70 Zombie Afrobeat
21 1247 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Night Moves Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
22 1263 Jean Michel Jarre Oxygène Progressive Electronic
23 1275 Graham Parker & The Rumour Howlin' Wind Pub Rock
24 1430 Flamin' Groovies Shake Some Action Power Pop, Rock & Roll
25 1432 Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle Pop Rock
26 1467 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 'Live' Bullet Heartland Rock
27 1489 Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man Roots Reggae
28 1490 Serge Gainsbourg L'homme à tête de chou Progressive Pop     
29 1534 Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees Adult Contemporary, Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Rock
30 1573 Peter Tosh Legalize It Roots Reggae
31 1579 Queen A Day at the Races Hard Rock     
32 1589 Steely Dan The Royal Scam Pop Rock
33 1614 Miles Davis Miles Davis at Plugged Nickel, Chicago Jazz
34 1661 Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune Hard Rock
35 1787 Ry Cooder Chicken Skin Music Blues, Country Rock, Roots Rock
36 1858 Jorge Ben África Brasil Funk, MPB, Samba-Rock
37 1917 Dr. Feelgood Stupidity British Blues, Pub Rock
38 1926 Rainbow Rising Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
39 1937 The Residents The Third Reich 'n' Roll Experimental Rock, Musical Parody, Satire
40 1955 Tom Zé Estudando o samba MPB, Samba          
41 1969 Tom Waits Small Change Singer/Songwriter
42 1978 Graham Parker & The Rumour Heat Treatment Pub Rock, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
43 2011 The Mighty Diamonds Right Time Roots Reggae
44 2019 Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
45 2061 Parliament The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein P-Funk
46 2105 Michael Hurley/The Unholy Modal Rounders/Jeffrey Fredericks & The Clamtones Have Moicy! Contemporary Folk
47 2202 Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Disco     
48 2219 Wild Tchoupitoulas Wild Tchoupitoulas Funk, New Orleans R&B
49 2240 J.J. Cale Troubadour Blues Rock, Country Rock     
50 2328 George Benson Breezin' Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz
51 2332 AC/DC T.N.T./High Voltage Hard Rock     
52 2413 The Abyssinians Forward Onto Zion/Satta Masa Gana Roots Reggae     
53 2542 Genesis A Trick of the Tail Progressive Rock
54 2555 Lynyrd Skynyrd One More from the Road Southern Rock
55 2569 Bob Marley and The Wailers Rastaman Vibration Roots Reggae
56 2676 Max Romeo & The Upsetters War ina Babylon Roots Reggae     
57 2726 Weather Report Black Market Jazz Fusion
58 2750 Pat Metheny Bright Size Life Jazz Fusion
59 2910 Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock
60 2948 Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius Jazz Fusion     

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Patti Smith Group Radio Ethiopia Art Rock, Proto-Punk
Al Stewart Year of the Cat Folk Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Otis Rush Right Place, Wrong Time Electric Blues
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Rock & Roll
Eddie and The Hot Rods Teenage Depression Proto-Punk, Pub Rock
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Celtic Folk Music, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
The Heptones Night Food Reggae
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Hard Rock
Rod Stewart A Night on the Town Pop Rock
Burning Spear Garvey's Ghost Dub
Miles Davis Pangaea Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny Heavy Metal     
Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers Beware of the Dog! Electric Blues
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Ain't That a Bitch Funk
Marvin Gaye I Want You Smooth Soul     
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Jezebel Roots Reggae
Bernard Herrmann Taxi Driver OST Cool Jazz, Film Score     
Dexter Gordon Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard Jazz
Earth, Wind & Fire Spirit Funk, Soul
Frank Zappa Zoot Allures Art Rock, Jazz-Rock     
Evan Parker Saxophone Solos European Free Jazz, Free Improvisation          
Albert Ayler Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 1 Free Jazz
Dwight Twilley Band Sincerely Power Pop
Bootsy's Rubber Band Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band P-Funk
Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty Post-Bop
Bryan Ferry Let's Stick Together Pop Rock     
Atlanta Rhythm Section A Rock and Roll Alternative Southern Rock
Dave Holland & Sam Rivers Dave Holland & Sam Rivers Vol. 1 Avant-Garde Jazz
Richard Pryor Bicentennial Nigger Stand-up Comedy
Al Green Full of Fire Smooth Soul
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P Jazz Fusion, Post-Bop
Billy Swan Billy Swan Pop