Top Albums of 1976





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
40
Ramones Ramones Punk Rock
2
44
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life Soul
3
116
Eagles Hotel California Country Rock, Pop Rock
4
200
The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers Proto-Punk
5
306
David Bowie Station to Station Art Rock
6
416
Aerosmith Rocks Hard Rock
7
523
Bob Dylan Desire Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
8
569
Joni Mitchell Hejira Singer/Songwriter
9
654
Boston Boston Hard Rock
10
885
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak Hard Rock
11
899
ABBA Arrival Europop
12
1019
Kiss Destroyer Hard Rock
13
1030
Warren Zevon Warren Zevon Singer/Songwriter
14
1061
Jackson Browne The Pretender Singer/Songwriter
15
1071
The Upsetters Super Ape Dub, Roots Reggae
16
1100
Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive! Pop Rock
17
1137
Rush 2112 Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
18
1260
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
19
1261
Fela and Africa 70 Zombie Afrobeat
20
1268
Blondie Blondie New Wave
21
1287
Jean Michel Jarre Oxygène Progressive Electronic
22
1301
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Night Moves Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
23
1396
Flamin' Groovies Shake Some Action Power Pop, Rock & Roll
24
1406
Graham Parker & The Rumour Howlin' Wind Pub Rock
25
1408
Serge Gainsbourg L'homme à tête de chou Progressive Pop
26
1429
Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle Pop Rock
27
1489
Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man Roots Reggae
28
1511
Peter Tosh Legalize It Roots Reggae
29
1547
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 'Live' Bullet Heartland Rock
30
1654
Miles Davis Miles Davis at Plugged Nickel, Chicago Jazz
31
1662
Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees Adult Contemporary, Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Rock
32
1706
Queen A Day at the Races Hard Rock
33
1712
Rainbow Rising Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
34
1819
Steely Dan The Royal Scam Pop Rock
35
1854
Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune Hard Rock
36
1972
Jorge Ben África Brasil Funk, MPB, Samba-Rock
37
2003
Dr. Feelgood Stupidity British Blues, Pub Rock
38
2011
Tom Waits Small Change Singer/Songwriter
39
2059
Michael Hurley/The Unholy Modal Rounders/Jeffrey Fredericks & The Clamtones Have Moicy! Contemporary Folk
40
2099
The Mighty Diamonds Right Time Roots Reggae
41
2110
The Residents The Third Reich 'n' Roll Experimental Rock, Musical Parody, Satire
42
2123
Parliament The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein P-Funk
43
2129
Ry Cooder Chicken Skin Music Blues, Country Rock, Roots Rock
44
2157
Tom Zé Estudando o samba MPB, Samba
45
2210
AC/DC T.N.T./High Voltage Hard Rock
46
2237
Graham Parker & The Rumour Heat Treatment Pub Rock, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter
47
2278
Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
48
2283
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Disco
49
2286
Genesis A Trick of the Tail Progressive Rock
50
2311
Wild Tchoupitoulas Wild Tchoupitoulas Funk, New Orleans R&B
51
2420
J.J. Cale Troubadour Blues Rock, Country Rock
52
2520
Pat Metheny Bright Size Life Jazz Fusion
53
2525
Charles Mingus Mingus at Antibes Post-Bop
54
2552
The Abyssinians Forward Onto Zion/Satta Masa Gana Roots Reggae
55
2687
Bob Marley and The Wailers Rastaman Vibration Roots Reggae
56
2697
George Benson Breezin' Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz
57
2781
Max Romeo & The Upsetters War ina Babylon Roots Reggae
58
2802
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius Jazz Fusion
59
2887
Weather Report Black Market Jazz Fusion
60
2891
Lynyrd Skynyrd One More from the Road Southern Rock
61
2986
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
Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock
Al Stewart Year of the Cat Folk Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Rock & Roll
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
Rod Stewart A Night on the Town Pop Rock
Eddie and The Hot Rods Teenage Depression Proto-Punk, Pub Rock
Marvin Gaye I Want You Smooth Soul
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
Atlanta Rhythm Section A Rock and Roll Alternative Southern Rock
Richard Pryor Bicentennial Nigger Stand-up Comedy
Dave Holland & Sam Rivers Dave Holland & Sam Rivers Vol. 1 Avant-Garde Jazz
Al Green Full of Fire Smooth Soul
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P Jazz Fusion, Post-Bop
Billy Swan Billy Swan Pop