Best Album Covers of the 70s

 In Graphic Design

This week’s special post is the second “episode” of a series that goes through the best album covers of music history of the last 50 years. This time we’re going back in the 70s. A common aphorism about this decade says “If you remember the 70s, you weren’t really there”. And everybody can imagine the meaning. After The Beatles break-up in 1970, other music gods took their supremacy in the international scene, such as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd & Led Zeppelin that contributed to make the 70s one of the best music decades ever. I have to admit that the choice has been influenced also by the mightiness of the album (like the case of “London Calling” for example), but even if someone isn’t so “graphically elaborated”, it still has a place in history so it deserves to be in this collection. Enjoy!

SOME GIRLS (1978) – THE ROLLING STONES

BREAKFAST IN AMERICA (1978) – SUPERTRAMP

THE MAN MACHINE (1978) – KRAFTWERK

MORE SONGS ABOUT BUILDINGS AND FOOD (1978) – TALKING HEADS

THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972) – DAVID BOWIE

HOUSES OF THE HOLY (1973) – LED ZEPPELIN

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (1973) – PINK FLOYD

ALADDIN SANE (1973) – DAVID BOWIE

RAMONES (1976) – RAMONES

UNKNOWN PLEASURES (1979) – JOY DIVISION

LONDON CALLING (1979) – THE CLASH

THE WALL (1979) – PINK FLOYD

MCCARTNEY (1970) – PAUL MCCARTNEY

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (1972) – BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

MEDDLE (1971) – PINK FLOYD

EXILE ON MAIN ST. (1972) – THE ROLLING STONES

PINK MOON (1972) – NICK DRAKE

LED ZEPPELIN III (1970) – LED ZEPPELIN

BURNIN (1973) – THE WAILERS

THE BASEMENT TAPES (1975) – BOB DYLAN

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