What are your favorite albums from 1976

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dr. Pepper, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Black and Blue
    The Pretender
    Silk Degrees
    The Royal Scam
    Warren Zevon
  2. Horse Majeure

    Horse Majeure Forum Resident

    Thin Lizzy - Johnny the Fox
    Max Webster
    Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear
    Led Zeppelin - Presence
    Rainbow - Rising
    Osamu Kitajima - Benzaiten
    Winwood, Yamashta, Shreive, DiMeola - "GO"
    Novalis - Sommerabend
    Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
    Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior
    Can - Flow Motion
    Toto Blanke - Electric Circus
    Soft Machine - Softs
    Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures
    Klaus Schulze Moondawn
    David Bowie - Station to Station
    Scorpions – Virgin Killer
    Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh
    Ashra - New Age of Earth
    Picchio Dal Pozzo
    Musica Urbana
    Van der Graaf Generator - Still Life
    Yezda Urfa - Sacred Baboon
    Gong - Shamal
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  3. kiefer2

    kiefer2 Eastern European knockoff Mr. Potato Head

    Brookhaven, Pa.
    Listening to this right now. Album always brings a smile to my face.
  4. Larsen

    Larsen Forum Resident

    Bergen, Norway
    Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Records
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    J.J. Cale - Troubadour
    Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
    Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music
    AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    Andy Fairweather-Low - Be Bop 'N Holla
  5. 10cc - How Dare You!
    Billy Joel - Turnstiles
    David Bowie - Station To Station
    Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail
    Linda Ronstadt - Hasten Down The Wind
    Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat
    Rush - 2112
    Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon
    Little River Band - After Hours
    Joni Mitchell - Hejira
    Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees
  6. Northwind

    Northwind Forum Resident

    I quite enjoy Pat Thrall's contributions.
  7. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    Joan Armatrading - s/t
    Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
    Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene
    Penguin Cafe Orchestra - music from the penguin Cafe
  8. Chance

    Chance Forum Resident

    Morris County, NJ
    Was a great year for music, a great time to be young. When The Runaways' first album came out, my friends and I all bought instruments and formed a band.

  9. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Ramones - Ramones
    Blondie - Blondie
    Boston - Boston
    (notice a pattern?)
    The Rolling Stones - Black And Blue
    Status Quo - Blue For You
    Elton John - Blue Moves
    (notice a pattern?)
    ELO - A New World Record
    Van Der Graaf Generator - World Record
    (notice a pattern?)
    Led Zeppelin - Presence
    Gentle Giant - Interview
    Elton John - Here And There
    Zappa - Zoot Allures
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Roaring Silence
    Parliament - The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein
    AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AUS)
    Golden Earring - Contraband
    Rush - All The World's A Stage
    Rush - 2112
    Bowie - Station To Station
    Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
    ABBA - Arrival
    Queen - A Day At The Races
    Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstacy
    Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
    10CC - How Dare You
    Be-Bop Deluxe - Modern Music
  10. Alf.

    Alf. Forum Resident

    A dozen; in alphabetical order:

    Agents of Fortune (BOC)
    Black & Blue (Stones)
    Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
    Goes To Hell (Alice Cooper)
    High Voltage (AC/DC)
    Metallic KO (Stooges)
    Modern Lovers
    Shake Some Action
    Stupidity (Dr Feelgood)
    War In A Babylon (Max Romeo)
  11. Carlox

    Carlox Forum Resident

    Porto, Portugal
    Black and Blue - Rolling Stones
    Bowie - Station to Station
    Queen - A Day at the Races
    Elton John - Blue Moves
    George Harrison - 33 & 1/3
    The Eagles - Hotel California
    Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene
  12. Doc Diego

    Doc Diego Well-Known Member

    Kinda steals the show on "Crossing the Line".
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  13. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Dreamboat Annie
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  14. alexbunardzic

    alexbunardzic Forum Resident

    Vancouver, BC
    I'd say that 1976 is the year when the most amazing period in recorded music started running out of the juice. With the exception of Stevie Wonder "Songs in the Key of Life" and Joni Mitchell's "Hejira", I can't think of any other release from that year that could match the incredible run the music industry had witnessed during the 10 years from 1965 to 1975. Those were indeed the magic years, never to be matched again.

    Even in jazz, 1976 signalled the beginning of the end. Weather Report released their last good album ("Black Market"), Return to Forever released their swan song ("Romantic Warrior"). Not much else worth mentioning happened in music that year.
  15. Cluster & Eno
    Trick of the Tail
    Wind & Wuthering
    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    Station 2 Station
    Super Ape
    Agents of Fortune
    Still Life
    War ina Babylon
    L'homme à tête de chou
    Max Webster
    801 Live
    Kate & Anna McGarrigle
    Jaco Pastorious
    Rastaman Vibration
    A Day at the Races
    Heavy Weather
    Second Thoughts
    Midnight in San Juan
  16. muffmasterh

    muffmasterh Forum Resident

    East London U.K
    75 surely ?
  17. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

    Southampton, UK
    Bob Dylan - Desire
    David Bowie - Station to Station
    Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
    George Harrison - Thirty Three & 1/3
    Ramones - s/t
  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Real (man) time purchase in 1976?
    The honour goes to Faithful.
  19. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    Queen - A Day In The Races
  20. Goggen

    Goggen Forum Resident

    Guess you're not into the ensuing (IMO) brilliant albums under such labels as: Punk, post-punk, new wave, NWOBHM, heavy metal, thrash, electronic pop in various forms, rap, grunge etc. :D

    Many brilliant albums from 1976:

    Station To Station
    The Royal Scam
    Rainbow Rising
    Year Of The Cat
  21. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    '76 was a good year for music...also the year I was born!:righton:

    Presence - Led Zeppelin
    Black And Blue - The Rolling Stones
    The Royal Scam - Steely Dan
    Station To Station - David Bowie
    331/3 - George Harrison
    Wings Over America - McCartney & Wings
  22. chrisblower

    chrisblower Forum Resident

    Can't agree with your comment on Weather Report. Regardless of whether you're a fan of Jaco or not, Night Passage, Procession, Heavy Weather are all great albums. Witness the Legendary Tapes 78-81 live recordings.

    I do agree generally that there was less great recordings. Hejira, Sitkol, Royal Scam, Still Life (VDGG), Bright Size Life (Metheny), Unorthodox Behaviour (Brand X), Wired (Jeff Beck), Black Market, Zoot Allures (Zappa) only for me.

    Would also like to say 'Long May You Run' too ... ok well maybe ..
  23. fungomatto

    fungomatto Forum Resident

    Wings Over America
  24. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Except it isn't! It's a lot of individuals naming their favourite albums from 1976. Because we all have different tastes a lot of albums will be mentioned in separate lists. What do you expect?

    You posted a similar load of crap in a Queen thread too. Do you have difficulty understanding thread titles?
  25. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    yes, i must.

    and there you go again, might be time to put you on "IGNORE".....so then anything you post about me i will never see!

    so go ahead Man $ C&A...bully away, you are now on "IGNORE"!

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