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
23
Television Marquee Moon Art Punk, Post-Punk
3
60
Fleetwood Mac Rumours Soft Rock
4
65
The Clash The Clash Punk Rock
5
100
David Bowie Low Art Rock, Experimental Rock
6
106
Kraftwerk Trans Europa Express/Trans-Europe Express Electronic
7
124
Elvis Costello My Aim Is True New Wave, Pub Rock
8
178
The Original Soundtrack Saturday Night Fever Disco, Film Soundtrack
9
201
Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus Roots Reggae
10
202
Suicide Suicide Minimal Synth, Synth Punk
11
253
David Bowie "Heroes" Art Rock, Experimental Rock
12
300
Wire Pink Flag Art Punk
13
324
Steely Dan Aja Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock
14
328
Iggy Pop Lust for Life Rock
15
355
Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77 Art Punk, New Wave
16
390
Ramones Rocket to Russia Punk Rock
17
466
Ian Dury New Boots and Panties!! New Wave, Pub Rock, Punk Rock
18
528
Meat Loaf Bat out of Hell Pop Rock, Rock Opera
19
550
Iggy Pop The Idiot Art Rock, Post-Punk
20
576
Billy Joel The Stranger Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
21
603
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Blank Generation Art Punk
22
626
Brian Eno Before and After Science Art Rock
23
651
The Congos Heart of the Congos Roots Reggae
24
680
Augustus Pablo King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown Dub
25
864
Weather Report Heavy Weather Jazz Fusion
26
910
The Damned Damned Damned Damned Punk Rock
27
974
Heartbreakers L.A.M.F. Punk Rock
28
986
Jackson Browne Running On Empty Singer/Songwriter
29
1009
The Jam In the City Mod Revival, New Wave, Punk Rock
30
1074
The Saints (I'm) Stranded Punk Rock
31
1103
AC/DC Let There Be Rock Hard Rock
32
1153
Ramones Leave Home Punk Rock
33
1182
Muddy Waters Hard Again Chicago Blues
34
1186
Electric Light Orchestra Out of the Blue Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock
35
1241
Culture Two Sevens Clash Roots Reggae
36
1250
The Stranglers The Stranglers IV - Rattus Norvegicus New Wave, Punk Rock
37
1306
Randy Newman Little Criminals Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
38
1399
Radio Birdman Radios Appear Punk Rock
39
1528
Mink DeVille Cabretta/Mink DeVille Pop Rock
40
1534
Al Green The Belle Album Southern Soul
41
1546
Parliament Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome P-Funk
42
1558
Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
43
1612
Pink Floyd Animals Art Rock, Progressive Rock
44
1783
Throbbing Gristle Second Annual Report Industrial
45
1809
Augustus Pablo East of the River Nile Reggae
46
1838
Dead Boys Young Loud and Snotty Punk Rock
47
1849
Jacques Brel Brel Chanson texte
48
1880
João Gilberto Amoroso Bossa Nova
49
1918
Eric Clapton Slowhand Blues Rock
50
1936
Cheap Trick In Color Hard Rock, Power Pop
51
1951
Giorgio Moroder From Here to Eternity Italo-Disco
52
2060
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (I) Art Rock
53
2062
Lynyrd Skynyrd Street Survivors Southern Rock
54
2064
Ornette Coleman Dancing in Your Head Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Fusion
55
2125
Townes Van Zandt Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas Country, Singer/Songwriter
56
2482
The Stranglers No More Heroes Post-Punk, Punk Rock
57
2498
Veneno Veneno Andalusian Rock, Flamenco Nuevo
58
2507
Fela Anikulapo Kuti Sorrow Tears and Blood/Black President [1981] Afrobeat
59
2554
Peter Tosh Equal Rights Roots Reggae
60
2586
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Hard Rock, Power Pop
61
2647
Kate and Anna McGarrigle Dancer with Bruised Knees Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
62
2845
Dave Edmunds Get It Pub Rock, Rock & Roll, Roots Rock
63
2993
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
Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane Rough Mix Rock
John Williams / The London Symphony Orchestra Star Wars Film Score, Orchestral
Earth, Wind & Fire All 'n' All Funk, Soul
The Persuasions Chirpin' A cappella, Doo-Wop, Soul
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943 Big Band, Swing
Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation Hard Rock
Junior Murvin Police & Thieves Roots Reggae
Horace Andy In the Light Roots Reggae
The Alan Parsons Project I, Robot Art Rock, Progressive 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
James Taylor JT Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
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
Fela Anikulapo Kuti Shuffering & Shmiling Afrobeat
Bootsy's Rubber Band Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! P-Funk
John Coltrane Afro Blue Impressions Hard Bop
Burning Spear Dry & Heavy Roots Reggae
Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood Folk Rock, Progressive Rock
Kenny Burrell Ellington Is Forever, Vol. 2 Big Band
The Harold Land/Blue Mitchell Quintet Mapenzi Jazz
The Vibrators Pure Mania Punk Rock
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
Miles Davis Dark Magus Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944 Big Band
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. - The Quintet Post-Bop