Classic Rock Review of the Year 1976
With the golden age of classic rock winding down and the advent of new styles such as punk and new wave, 1976 was a transitional year with much diversity in styles and forms. While the English rock bands that dominated the early seventies such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and The Who were still around and going strong, a crop of new North American bands such as Aerosmith, Boston, Kiss, and Rush were fast establishing themselves at the forefront of rock.
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|Final 1976 Poll Results|
|Q: What is the best album of 1976?
Conducted on our site, November-December, 2011
|Other 1976 Albums of Note|
1976 included many fine releases that we were unfortunately unable to review. These included Boz Scagg‘s Lowdown, the concept album Too old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die by Jethro Tull, Crystal Ball by Styx, Al Stewart‘s Year of the Cat and many more fine studio albums. 1976 was also a great year for live albums, as we profiled in our recent Special Feature on the Live Album.
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