Top Albums of 1976





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
39
Ramones Ramones Punk Rock
2
43
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life Soul
3
113
Eagles Hotel California Country Rock, Pop Rock
4
197
The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers Proto-Punk
5
304
David Bowie Station to Station Art Rock
6
409
Aerosmith Rocks Hard Rock
7
533
Bob Dylan Desire Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
8
572
Joni Mitchell Hejira Singer/Songwriter
9
647
Boston Boston Hard Rock
10
893
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak Hard Rock
11
909
ABBA Arrival Europop
12
1032
Kiss Destroyer Hard Rock
13
1054
Warren Zevon Warren Zevon Singer/Songwriter
14
1060
Jackson Browne The Pretender Singer/Songwriter
15
1077
The Upsetters Super Ape Dub, Roots Reggae
16
1088
Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive! Pop Rock
17
1140
Rush 2112 Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
18
1150
Fela and Africa 70 Zombie Afrobeat
19
1247
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
20
1288
Blondie Blondie New Wave
21
1300
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Night Moves Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
22
1333
Jean Michel Jarre Oxygène Progressive Electronic
23
1387
Flamin' Groovies Shake Some Action Power Pop, Rock & Roll
24
1409
Graham Parker & The Rumour Howlin' Wind Pub Rock
25
1423
Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle Pop Rock
26
1461
Serge Gainsbourg L'homme à tête de chou Progressive Pop
27
1495
Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man Roots Reggae
28
1525
Peter Tosh Legalize It Roots Reggae
29
1555
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 'Live' Bullet Heartland Rock
30
1695
Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees Adult Contemporary, Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Rock
31
1701
Miles Davis Miles Davis at Plugged Nickel, Chicago Jazz
32
1712
Queen A Day at the Races Hard Rock
33
1737
Rainbow Rising Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
34
1809
Steely Dan The Royal Scam Pop Rock
35
1863
Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune Hard Rock
36
1955
Jorge Ben África Brasil Funk, MPB, Samba-Rock
37
2016
Tom Waits Small Change Singer/Songwriter
38
2018
Dr. Feelgood Stupidity British Blues, Pub Rock
39
2080
The Mighty Diamonds Right Time Roots Reggae
40
2119
The Residents The Third Reich 'n' Roll Experimental Rock, Musical Parody, Satire
41
2121
Ry Cooder Chicken Skin Music Blues, Country Rock, Roots Rock
42
2127
Michael Hurley/The Unholy Modal Rounders/Jeffrey Fredericks & The Clamtones Have Moicy! Contemporary Folk
43
2147
Tom Zé Estudando o samba MPB, Samba
44
2190
Parliament The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein P-Funk
45
2245
AC/DC T.N.T./High Voltage Hard Rock
46
2267
Graham Parker & The Rumour Heat Treatment Pub Rock, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
47
2275
Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
48
2293
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Disco
49
2307
Genesis A Trick of the Tail Progressive Rock
50
2316
Wild Tchoupitoulas Wild Tchoupitoulas Funk, New Orleans R&B
51
2384
J.J. Cale Troubadour Blues Rock, Country Rock
52
2529
Pat Metheny Bright Size Life Jazz Fusion
53
2530
Charles Mingus Mingus at Antibes Post-Bop
54
2567
The Abyssinians Forward Onto Zion/Satta Masa Gana Roots Reggae
55
2711
George Benson Breezin' Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz
56
2735
Bob Marley and The Wailers Rastaman Vibration Roots Reggae
57
2803
Max Romeo & The Upsetters War ina Babylon Roots Reggae
58
2871
Lynyrd Skynyrd One More from the Road Southern Rock
59
2879
Weather Report Black Market Jazz Fusion
60
2914
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius Jazz Fusion
61
2978
Otis Rush Right Place, Wrong Time Electric Blues

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