Acclaimed Music Top 25 Albums from 1972 poll

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Acclaimed Music Top 25 from 1979 poll
Acclaimed Music Top 25 Albums from 1978 poll
Acclaimed Music Top 25 Albums from 1977 poll
Acclaimed Music Top 25 Albums from 1976 poll
Acclaimed Music Top 25 Albums from 1975 poll
Acclaimed Music Top 25 Albums from 1974 poll
Acclaimed Music Top 25 Albums from 1973 poll

*Added 26 because Deep Purple Made in Japan is a live album and not a new studio album, you can still vote for them however.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
1 8 The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. 17
2 16 David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 9
21 627 Can - Ege Bamyasi 7
5 109 Stevie Wonder - Talking Book 7
8 204 Roxy Music - Roxy Music 5
6 137 Curtis Mayfield - Superfly 5
4 98 Neil Young - Harvest 4
19 584 Yes - Close to the Edge 4
16 532 Neu! - Neu! 3
11 256 Nick Drake - Pink Moon 3
9 250 Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything? 2
25 732 The O'Jays - Back Stabbers 2
18 564 Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes 2
7 185 The Harder They Come Soundtrack 1
24 658 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will the Circle Be Unbroken 1
15 456 Deep Purple - Made in Japan 1
22 640 Paul Simon - Paul Simon 1
13 431 Big Star - #1 Record 1
23 647 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Clear Spot 1
20 625 Al Green - Let's Stay Together 1
17 554 Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You 0
14 436 Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill 0
12 341 Randy Newman - Sail Away 0
10 251 Deep Purple - Machine Head 0
3 82 Lou Reed - Transformer 0
26 735 Van Morrison - Saint Dominic's Preview 0


Bee OK, Thursday, 1 August 2013 01:35 (four years ago) Permalink

summer of 2013 is flying by, we only have a couple more years to go in this series.

Bee OK, Thursday, 1 August 2013 01:36 (four years ago) Permalink

some albums just missing the Top 25 26 include: 27 T. Rex - The Slider, 28 Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace, 29 Black Sabbath - Vol. 4, 30 Miles Davis - On the Corner, 31 Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind, 32 Genesis - Foxtrot, 33 Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes, 34 Tim Buckley - Greetings from L.A., 37 The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach, 38 Santana - Caravanserai, 39 Elton John - Honky Chateau, 40 Joni Mitchell - For the Roses, 41 Alice Cooper - School's Out, 43 Faust - So Far, 45 The Band - Rock of Ages, 47 War - The World Is a Ghetto and 48 Aretha Franklin - young Gifited and Black.

Bee OK, Thursday, 1 August 2013 01:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Holy fuck, I always thought I was a 1976 partisan but this might actually be my favourite of these lists. Love all of these, with some all-time faves in there:

The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
2 16 David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
5 109 Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
6 137 Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
8 204 Roxy Music - Roxy Music
9 250 Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
10 251 Deep Purple - Machine Head
11 256 Nick Drake - Pink Moon
13 431 Big Star - #1 Record
14 436 Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
15 456 Deep Purple - Made in Japan
19 584 Yes - Close to the Edge

I'll probably vote for Yes but Stevie and Roxy are close.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:06 (four years ago) Permalink

This is the best year so far. "Exile" is my answer to this.

Treeship, Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Would've voted Aretha or Miles, voting Stevie.

Esperanto, why don't you come to your senses? (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Roxy just barely over Big Star, but my recent love affair with krautrock may change that a year from now.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:21 (four years ago) Permalink

That first Roxy album still has a sort of otherworldliness to it.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:22 (four years ago) Permalink

OTM, this year is really hard to pick just one.

Bee OK, Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Saint Dominic's Preview is too low.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 1 August 2013 02:53 (four years ago) Permalink

voting Stevie for the 4th time

suggest bando (The Reverend), Thursday, 1 August 2013 03:03 (four years ago) Permalink

it's a compilation and overly familiar besides, but soundtrack to the harder they come is a monster. love curtis' superfly, too. good year for soundtracks.

and stones, bowie, stevie, nick drake, big star, can, cap'n beef. ridiculous.

wish on the corner were an option tho.

IIIrd Datekeeper (contenderizer), Thursday, 1 August 2013 03:14 (four years ago) Permalink

lot of great stuff here but exile easy

balls, Thursday, 1 August 2013 03:21 (four years ago) Permalink

when I saw Pink Moon on this list I voted for it without hesitating. nb I am not twee.

loosely inspired by Dr. Dre (crüt), Thursday, 1 August 2013 05:36 (four years ago) Permalink

Roxy Music is one of my five favourite albums of all time, so that.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 1 August 2013 05:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Sailin' Shoes for me.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 1 August 2013 05:52 (four years ago) Permalink

I voted Neu!

paolo, Thursday, 1 August 2013 10:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Super annoyed at some of the albums that made it instead of Vol. 4 but Roxy (as well as Exile) is so good as to negate a lot of that egregiousness

chicken (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 1 August 2013 11:00 (four years ago) Permalink

My year! Amazing year for singles--posted a '72 poll last year: Feb. 5, 1972. From that list of albums, Something/Anything and Al Green loom large. But Exile of course.

clemenza, Thursday, 1 August 2013 13:58 (four years ago) Permalink

voting Stevie for the 4th time
― suggest bando (The Reverend), Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:03 PM (Yesterday)

Boven is het stil (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 August 2013 13:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Voted for the O'Jays because it needs a vote and for people who haven't heard it to give it a spin.

jetfan, Thursday, 1 August 2013 14:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Clear Spot for me but that year list is full of greatness. Also, Something/Anything, Talking Book and Ziggy all contenders for that "Best Production Of All Time" thread. (BTW, hats off to Ted Templeman for producing three of those top 25.)

1972 really feels like the year "the 70s" began

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 1 August 2013 16:50 (four years ago) Permalink

I guess it's between "Exile", "Talking Book", and "St. Dominic's" for me. I think I'll probably vote "Talking Book", partly to compensate for not voting for "Fulfillingness" in the other poll, and partly because it's just a darned great album. "Exile" will get plenty of votes without me, and besides, I think it's maybe just a smidge overrated - I mean I'm not even sure if I've ever listened to the whole thing all the way through. "St. Dominic's" is definitely too low here.

o. nate, Thursday, 1 August 2013 17:50 (four years ago) Permalink

Vol. 4 got totally robbed here. As did Eat a Peach. I have a hard time thinking of albums from any year, much less '72, better than those.

I'll vote Made in Japan.

One Way Ticket on the 1277 Express (Bill Magill), Thursday, 1 August 2013 18:20 (four years ago) Permalink

"We wish to thank the great COKE-cola company of Los Angeles"

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 1 August 2013 19:01 (four years ago) Permalink

GD early 70's, heavy much?

who's the drunken CB2 (rattled), Thursday, 1 August 2013 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

none of you can stand so tall

MV, Thursday, 1 August 2013 22:45 (four years ago) Permalink

killer year no matter what but i voted for 'ziggy stardust' pretty much without thinking twice, i've probably listened to that album more than any other.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 1 August 2013 22:50 (four years ago) Permalink

with that picture it seems like Marlon Brando is saying. The Rolling Stones released Exile in 1972 but...

Bee OK, Friday, 2 August 2013 01:55 (four years ago) Permalink

for me it the battle of Bowie, Young, Wonder, Reed, Mayfield or Drake.

Bee OK, Friday, 2 August 2013 01:57 (four years ago) Permalink

I think Brando is protesting the exclusion of People...Hold On by Eddie Kendricks.

Josefa, Friday, 2 August 2013 07:12 (four years ago) Permalink

voted superfly, which i like as much as anything on this list (impossible to pick a true favorite), but isn't so often mentioned around here as some of the others.

IIIrd Datekeeper (contenderizer), Friday, 2 August 2013 14:42 (four years ago) Permalink

taking next week off, so this is going to be the last one for awhile.

Bee OK, Saturday, 3 August 2013 01:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Close To The Edge, maaaan!

I wanna live like C'MOWN! people (Turrican), Saturday, 3 August 2013 01:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Rundgren

President Keyes, Saturday, 3 August 2013 01:38 (four years ago) Permalink

The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
The Harder They Come Soundtrack
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Yes - Close to the Edge
Can - Ege Bamyasi
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Clear Spot

love all these. voted Stones as it's my all-time favorite.
I think I'm loving that Can album more and more with time.

nicky lo-fi, Saturday, 3 August 2013 22:28 (four years ago) Permalink

How on earth did On the Corner miss the cut? Still needs some revisionism.

Voted Neu!

Frederik B, Saturday, 3 August 2013 23:21 (four years ago) Permalink

AHHHHHH SAILIN' SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!

some dude, Sunday, 4 August 2013 02:30 (four years ago) Permalink

So many outstanding candidates. Went with Roxy, against type.

Matt M., Sunday, 4 August 2013 04:12 (four years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 5 August 2013 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

i just couldn't not vote for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Bee OK, Monday, 5 August 2013 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

the 1st roxy just ahead of pink moon and harvest. it still sounds modern and classic at the same time to my ears.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 5 August 2013 20:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Top 5:

Ege Bamyasi
Roxy Music
Can't Buy a Thrill
Harvest
Talking Book

Another great year, the early '70s are such a goldmine.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 5 August 2013 21:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 6 August 2013 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

'70s Steely Dan shut out--must be a first.

clemenza, Tuesday, 6 August 2013 00:30 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

While working today I had an online year randomizer choose a year for albums I would listen to throughout my shift. The year was 1972.

This is the playlist:

Black Sabbath - Vol. 4
Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Dust - Hard Attack
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Babe Ruth - First Base
Funkadelic - America Eats Its Young

Now that I am home, I am playing the self-titled White Witch album as a "bonus track" of sorts.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 13 August 2017 00:51 (two months ago) Permalink

1972 is such a great year, all the albums with over three votes are 10's or very close to a 10.

Bee OK, Monday, 14 August 2017 23:52 (two months ago) Permalink

1972 is such a great year, all the albums with over three two votes are 10's or very close to a 10. (fixed)

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:08 (two months ago) Permalink

hmm, i don't know either Something/Anything? or Sailin' Shoes. that O'Jays record is classic.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Bee, you gotta hear Something/Anything, it's a blast

brimstead, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:56 (two months ago) Permalink


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