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Album Covers #3 - 1970s #1

All of the albums on this quiz are included in either:

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Quizzes in this series, so far: #1 - 1970, #2 - 1971, #3 - 1970s #1
Quiz by mightythor
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Last updated: November 18, 2023
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First submittedNovember 11, 2023
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First name the artist; then the album.
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1972 Artist
1972 Album
1972 Artist
1972 Album
1972 Artist
1972 Album
1973 Artist
1973 Album
1975 Artist
1975 Album
1976 Artist
1976 Album
1976 Artist
1976 Album
1977 Artist
1977 Album
1978 Artist
1978 Album
1979 Artist
1979 Album
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Level 66
Nov 11, 2023

I collected the names of the 500 greatest albums of all time, according to two different sources: Rolling Stone, and BestEverAlbums.com. Obviously these are not necessarily the biggest selling albums, but I used these sources so I could have some sense that they would be albums familiar to other people; while also not only including the easiest and most obvious covers. And, yes, Rolling Stone will have a bias toward albums familiar to listeners in a certain country; BEA, less so.

Once I had the master list, I sorted these albums by Artist and Rank. For each artist, I chose only one album. In almost all cases, I simply went with the highest ranked album. Occasionally, I would override the rank for other reasons, such as that the cover was too hard to edit, I liked the art work on the lower-ranked album, or I had a personal affinity for / memory of an album with a lower rank.

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Level 66
Nov 11, 2023

To be clear, that is not one album per quiz; it's one album for the whole series. That means you can't expect these quizzes, in their current form, to always have the Beatles or U2 on them. I don't promise I will never add multiple albums for an artist; nor top-selling, but critcally-dubious albums, but given the time this project has taken me, I am hoping I never do that. Also, not every artist on the lists is included. I don't perfectly remember why I excluded some, but it was never my intention to be comprehensive.

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Level 55
Nov 17, 2023
Love the idea of the quiz! Please continue making these. I will definitely take more of them. Just a notion: For the Joy Division album, there's a typo on the year. It reads "!979" instead of "1979".
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2023
Haha, love the alternative cover for Never Mind the Bollocks :)
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Level 59
Feb 26, 2024
Ready for the 80's! Thanks, @mightythor