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1. The Eagles: Hotel California

The Eagles: Hotel California "Hotel California" is the ultimate classic by any standards, but the album contains much more than that and remains one of the very big of the decade.     

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2. Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak

jailbreak.jpg (5409 bytes) Thin Lizzy are really becoming a househeld name with the strong "The Boys Are Back In Town". They even find inspiration enough to make two albums this year.

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3. Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life

Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life Wonder's best and an album filled with some of his best tunes ever. Should be in every serious music collection.

4. Thin Lizzy: Johnny The Fox

Thin Lizzy: Johnny The Fox Second album by Lizzy this year and slightly more rocking than "Jailbreak". Apparently, they had some extra steam to let out.

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5. America: Hideaway

America: Hideaway America are developing their acoustic style and adding different kinds of elements plus strings and production by the one and only George Martin.

6. Billy Joel: Turnstiles

Billy Joel: Turnstiles Billy Joel just keeps developing his storytelling and songwriting with strong epics like "New York State Of Mind".

7. Jean-Michel Jarre: Oxygene

Jean-Michel Jarre: Oxygene Debut from Jarre and still one of his finest. I love those early synthesizers and that special atmosphere...

8. David Bowie: Station To Station

David Bowie: Station To Station Another important Bowie release just adding to his growing recognition as one of his generation's finest.

9. Rod Stewart: A Night On The Town

Rod Stewart: A Night On The Town Rod Stewart' best period was marked with this album filled with great blues rock and party atmosphere...

10. Boston: Boston

Boston: Boston "More Than A Feeling" was the hit and this was the album to go along with it.

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