Top Albums of 1977





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
12
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols Punk Rock
2
24
Television Marquee Moon Art Punk, Post-Punk
3
60
Fleetwood Mac Rumours Soft Rock
4
65
The Clash The Clash Punk Rock
5
101
David Bowie Low Art Rock, Experimental Rock
6
108
Kraftwerk Trans Europa Express/Trans-Europe Express Electronic
7
128
Elvis Costello My Aim Is True New Wave, Pub Rock
8
174
The Original Soundtrack Saturday Night Fever Disco, Film Soundtrack
9
203
Suicide Suicide Minimal Synth, Synth Punk
10
204
Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus Roots Reggae
11
253
David Bowie "Heroes" Art Rock, Experimental Rock
12
299
Wire Pink Flag Art Punk
13
315
Steely Dan Aja Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock
14
326
Iggy Pop Lust for Life Rock
15
349
Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77 Art Punk, New Wave
16
394
Ramones Rocket to Russia Punk Rock
17
468
Ian Dury New Boots and Panties!! New Wave, Pub Rock, Punk Rock
18
530
Meat Loaf Bat out of Hell Pop Rock, Rock Opera
19
555
Iggy Pop The Idiot Art Rock, Post-Punk
20
575
Billy Joel The Stranger Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
21
605
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Blank Generation Art Punk
22
628
Brian Eno Before and After Science Art Rock
23
646
The Congos Heart of the Congos Roots Reggae
24
676
Augustus Pablo King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown Dub
25
863
Weather Report Heavy Weather Jazz Fusion
26
906
The Damned Damned Damned Damned Punk Rock
27
977
Heartbreakers L.A.M.F. Punk Rock
28
1001
Jackson Browne Running On Empty Singer/Songwriter
29
1018
The Jam In the City Mod Revival, New Wave, Punk Rock
30
1061
The Saints (I'm) Stranded Punk Rock
31
1114
AC/DC Let There Be Rock Hard Rock
32
1163
Ramones Leave Home Punk Rock
33
1178
Muddy Waters Hard Again Chicago Blues
34
1192
Electric Light Orchestra Out of the Blue Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock
35
1250
Culture Two Sevens Clash Roots Reggae
36
1252
The Stranglers The Stranglers IV - Rattus Norvegicus New Wave, Punk Rock
37
1330
Randy Newman Little Criminals Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
38
1403
Radio Birdman Radios Appear Punk Rock
39
1528
Mink DeVille Cabretta/Mink DeVille Pop Rock
40
1550
Al Green The Belle Album Southern Soul
41
1554
Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
42
1578
Parliament Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome P-Funk
43
1632
Pink Floyd Animals Art Rock, Progressive Rock
44
1760
Throbbing Gristle Second Annual Report Industrial
45
1797
Augustus Pablo East of the River Nile Reggae
46
1841
Dead Boys Young Loud and Snotty Punk Rock
47
1845
Jacques Brel Brel Chanson texte
48
1873
João Gilberto Amoroso Bossa Nova
49
1901
Eric Clapton Slowhand Blues Rock
50
1936
Cheap Trick In Color Hard Rock, Power Pop
51
1938
Giorgio Moroder From Here to Eternity Italo-Disco
52
2029
Lynyrd Skynyrd Street Survivors Southern Rock
53
2031
Ornette Coleman Dancing in Your Head Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Fusion
54
2046
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (I) Art Rock
55
2124
Townes Van Zandt Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas Country, Singer/Songwriter
56
2457
Fela Anikulapo Kuti Sorrow Tears and Blood/Black President [1981] Afrobeat
57
2492
Veneno Veneno Andalusian Rock, Flamenco Nuevo
58
2552
Peter Tosh Equal Rights Roots Reggae
59
2583
The Stranglers No More Heroes Post-Punk, Punk Rock
60
2604
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Hard Rock, Power Pop
61
2653
Kate and Anna McGarrigle Dancer with Bruised Knees Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
62
2843
Dave Edmunds Get It Pub Rock, Rock & Roll, Roots Rock
63
2999
John Martyn One World Progressive Folk, Singer/Songwriter

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