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1978 - Best Albums


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Seeing as we ventured into the 70's with a mighty fine 1979 poll, here's one for 1978. This is probably strictly for the oldies amongst us, but it is certainly no less important than the other polls featured here, with some absolutely fabulous albums that set the trend what was to come in the 80's and onwards. If you've never heard any/many of these albums, then you have some homework to do

 

Here are my top picks

 

 

Saga - S/T

Toto - S/T

Boston - Don't Look Back

Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight

AC/DC - Powerage

Angel - White Hot

The Babys - Head First

Van Halen - S/T

Styx - Pieces Of Eight

Journey - Infinity

Zon - Astral Projector

Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

UFO - Obssession

1994: - S/T

Paul Stanley - S/T

Roadmaster - Sweet Music

Trigger - S/T

Trillion - S/T

REO Speedwagon - You Can Tuna Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish

Heart - Dog & Butterfly

Max Webster - Mutiny Up My Sleeve

Rush - Hemispheres

Foreigner - Double Vision

Ace Frehley - S/T

Starz - Coliseum Rock

Queen - Jazz

Whitesnake - Trouble

The Godz - S/T

Baby Grand - Ancient Future

Molly Hatchet - S/T

Y&T - Struck Down

The Sweet - Level Headed

The Reggie Knighton Band - S/T

Santana - Inner Secrets

Wireless - Positively Human Relatively Sane

The Outlaws - Playin' To Win

Judas Priest - Killing Machine

Magnum - Kingdom Of Madness

Alice Cooper - From The Inside

Foghat - Stone Blue

Streetheart - Meanwhile Back In Paris

Prism - See Forever Eyes

Shakin' Street - Vampire Rock

Groundstar - Forced Landing

The Cars - S/T

Pages - S/T

Moxy - Under The Lights

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Lots of good ones there. Of those, my faves are:

 

Toto - S/T

Van Halen - S/T

Styx - Pieces Of Eight

Journey - Infinity

Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

REO Speedwagon - You Can Tuna Piano, But You Can't Tun Fish

Heart - Dog & Butterfly

Foreigner - Double Vision

 

I'd also add BOC - Some Enchanted Evening

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AC//DC - Powerage

April Wine - First Glance

Boston - Don't Look Back

The Cars - S/T

Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight

Foghat - Stone Blue

Foreigner - Double Vision

Godz - S/T

Prism - See Forever Eyes

Rainbow - Long Live Rock N Roll

Rush - Hemispheres

Starz - Coliseum Rock

Streetheart - Meanwhile Back In Paris

Styx - Pieces of Eight

Teaze - On The Loose

Trooper - Thick As Thieves

Van Halen - S/T

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Easy cheesy.

 

 

 

Jethro Tull- Heavy Horses (Best served in countryside with some well aged Burgundy Chardonnay)

Rush-Hemispheres (My favorite Rush Lp)

Styx- Pieces of Eight (My 2nd favorite Styx Lp with probably one of my all time top 10 tracks)

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

 

Kingdom of Madness track from Magnum

 

Winds of March/wheel In the Sky from Journey

 

 

Blue Oyster Cult - Some Enchanted Evening

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from Jez list, I think I'll pay attention to these items :

 

Toto - S/T

Boston - Don't Look Back

AC/DC - Powerage

Van Halen - S/T

Journey - Infinity

Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

REO Speedwagon - You Can Tuna Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish

Rush - Hemispheres

Foreigner - Double Vision

Queen - Jazz

Whitesnake - Trouble

Judas Priest - Killing Machine

 

the rest I haven't listen but will check it out later when I've finished the whole 80s decade and probably half the 90s :D

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AC/DC: Powerage

Blondie: Parallel Lines

The Boomtown Rats: A Tonic For The Troops

Genesis: … And Then There Were Three

Jethro Tull: Heavy Horses

The Police: Outlandos D’Amour

Rainbow: Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll

UFO: Obsession

Van Halen: Van Halen

Jeff Wayne: The War Of The Worlds

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Toto - S/T

Boston - Don't Look Back

AC/DC - Powerage

The Babys - Head First

Van Halen - S/T

Styx - Pieces Of Eight

Journey - Infinity

Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

UFO - Obssession

1994: - S/T

REO Speedwagon - You Can Tuna Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish

Heart - Dog & Butterfly

Rush - Hemispheres

Foreigner - Double Vision

The Cars - S/T

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