When I rolled with the punches I got knocked on the ground: Best of 1975

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An unfuckwithable top ten. Neil Young never threw together a trebly-er and dumber and smarter collection of guitar pop; Roxy Music pared down its filigrees to a weird hybrid of country and disco that was good enough for their only top forty hit in America; Funkadelic gave the impression that its most streamlined album was live; Dylan was ten times more affectionate hating his ex-wife than loving her; Bowie and the Isleys muddling and muddying politics and sex and rhythm guitars; and above it all Brian Eno, envisaging a terrarium where we hide from conflicts under silt. A quiet storm indeed.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Zuma
Roxy Music – Siren
Funkadelic – Let’s Take It to the Stage
Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks
Miles Davis – Agharta
The Isley Brothers – The Heat Is On
Joni Mitchell – The Hissing of Summer Lawns
David Bowie – Young Americans
Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night
Brian Eno – Another Green World
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac
Allen Toussaint – Southern Nights
Smokey Robinson – A Quiet Storm
Gary Stewart – Out Of Hand
Steely Dan- Katy Lied
John Cale – Slow Dazzle
Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben – Gil e Jorge
Bob Dylan and the Band – The Basement Tapes
Wings – Venus and Mars
Elton John – Rock of the Westies
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Al Green – Al Green Is Love
Patti Smith – Horses
Merle Haggard – Keep Movin’ On
Bee Gees – Main Course

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