Top Albums of 1977





RankAll Time
Rank
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1 12 Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols Punk Rock
2 23 Television Marquee Moon Art Punk, Post-Punk
3 55 Fleetwood Mac Rumours Soft Rock
4 63 The Clash The Clash Punk Rock
5 100 David Bowie Low Art Rock, Experimental Rock
6 105 Kraftwerk Trans-Europa Express/Trans Europe Express Electronic
7 116 Elvis Costello My Aim Is True New Wave, Pub Rock
8 169 The Original Soundtrack Saturday Night Fever Disco, Film Soundtrack
9 172 Suicide Suicide Minimal Synth, Synth Punk
10 188 Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus Roots Reggae
11 244 David Bowie "Heroes" Art Rock, Experimental Rock
12 271 Wire Pink Flag Art Punk, Post-Punk
13 294 Iggy Pop Lust for Life Rock
14 318 Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77 Art Punk, New Wave
15 327 Steely Dan Aja Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock
16 364 Ramones Rocket to Russia Punk Rock
17 424 Ian Dury New Boots and Panties!! New Wave, Pub Rock, Punk Rock
18 497 Meat Loaf Bat out of Hell Pop Rock, Rock Opera
19 515 Iggy Pop The Idiot Art Rock, Post-Punk
20 559 Billy Joel The Stranger Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
21 570 Richard Hell & The Voidoids Blank Generation Art Punk
22 592 Brian Eno Before and After Science Art Rock
23 635 Augustus Pablo King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown Dub
24 691 The Congos Heart of the Congos Roots Reggae
25 887 Weather Report Heavy Weather Jazz Fusion
26 907 The Damned Damned Damned Damned Punk Rock
27 914 The Jam In the City Mod Revival, New Wave, Punk Rock
28 929 Heartbreakers L.A.M.F. Punk Rock
29 1024 Jackson Browne Running On Empty Singer/Songwriter
30 1028 AC/DC Let There Be Rock Hard Rock
31 1043 Ramones Leave Home Punk Rock
32 1061 Electric Light Orchestra Out of the Blue Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock
33 1084 The Stranglers The Stranglers IV - Rattus Norvegicus New Wave, Punk Rock
34 1150 The Saints (I'm) Stranded Punk Rock
35 1166 Randy Newman Little Criminals Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
36 1173 Muddy Waters Hard Again Chicago Blues
37 1251 Culture Two Sevens Clash Roots Reggae
38 1364 Radio Birdman Radios Appear Punk Rock
39 1384 Mink DeVille Cabretta/Mink DeVille Pop Rock
40 1491 Al Green The Belle Album Southern Soul
41 1533 Parliament Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome P-Funk
42 1659 Pink Floyd Animals Art Rock, Progressive Rock
43 1664 Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
44 1683 Dead Boys Young Loud and Snotty Punk Rock
45 1715 Throbbing Gristle Second Annual Report Industrial
46 1813 Jacques Brel Brel Chanson texte     
47 1824 Giorgio Moroder From Here to Eternity Italo-Disco
48 1902 Ornette Coleman Dancing in Your Head Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Fusion
49 1924 Augustus Pablo East of the River Nile Reggae
50 1961 Cheap Trick In Color Hard Rock, Power Pop
51 1987 João Gilberto Amoroso Bossa Nova
52 2000 Lynyrd Skynyrd Street Survivors Southern Rock
53 2008 Fela Anikulapo Kuti Sorrow Tears and Blood/Black President [1981] Afrobeat          
54 2032 Eric Clapton Slowhand Blues Rock
55 2119 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (I) Art Rock
56 2221 Townes Van Zandt Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas Country, Singer/Songwriter
57 2247 The Stranglers No More Heroes Post-Punk, Punk Rock
58 2397 Veneno Veneno Andalusian Rock, Flamenco Nuevo     
59 2441 Peter Tosh Equal Rights Roots Reggae
60 2458 Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Hard Rock, Power Pop
61 2635 Dave Edmunds Get It Pub Rock, Rock & Roll, Roots Rock
62 2654 Kate and Anna McGarrigle Dancer with Bruised Knees Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
63 2739 Blondie Plastic Letters New Wave, Pop Rock
64 2800 John Martyn One World Progressive Folk, Singer/Songwriter
65 2965 The Heptones Party Time Roots Reggae


Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Beatles The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl Merseybeat
Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner Progressive Country
Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation Hard Rock     
Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane Rough Mix Rock
Earth, Wind & Fire All 'n' All Funk, Soul
Alan Parsons Project I, Robot Art Rock, Progressive Rock     
UFO Lights Out Hard Rock
Dwight Twilley Band Twilley Don't Mind Power Pop
Horace Andy In the Light Roots Reggae
Junior Murvin Police & Thieves Roots Reggae     
The Persuasions Chirpin' A cappella, Doo-Wop, Soul
John Williams Star Wars Film Score, Orchestral     
Eddie and The Hot Rods Life on the Line Proto-Punk, Pub Rock
Supertramp Even in the Quietest Moments... Pop Rock, Progressive Pop, Progressive Rock
Dennis Brown Wolf & Leopards Roots Reggae
Donna Summer Once Upon a Time Disco     
James Taylor JT Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943 Big Band, Swing
Bootsy's Rubber Band Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! P-Funk
Fela Anikulapo Kuti Shuffering & Shmiling Afrobeat
Parliament Live: P-Funk Earth Tour P-Funk
Burning Spear Dry & Heavy Roots Reggae
John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions Hard Bop
Garland Jeffreys Ghost Writer Pop Rock          
The Jam This Is the Modern World Mod Revival, Punk Rock     
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1947 Big Band
Kenny Burrell Ellington Is Forever, Vol. 2 Big Band
The Harold Land/Blue Mitchell Quintet Mapenzi Jazz
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1946 Big Band
The Vibrators Pure Mania Punk Rock     
Miles Davis Dark Magus Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk     
Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood Folk Rock, Progressive Rock     
McCoy Tyner Supertrios Avant-Garde Jazz
The J. Geils Band Monkey Island Rock
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944 Big Band
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. - The Quintet Post-Bop

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