Led Zeppelin
Boston
Every Picture Tells a Story
Bob Seger

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During the '70s, FM radio stations gradually diluted the freewheeling innovations of pirate radio and early FM stations. Theoretically, the new stations did what the pioneers did -- play album tracks instead of singles -- but they soon relied on a set group of artists for their playlists. The one thing that tied all these Album Rock artists together was their dedication to the album as the vehicle for their music, plus their reliance on rock as the foundation of their music. That means album rock consisted of everything from heavy metal and Southern blues-rockers to prog-rock and singer/songwriters with supporting rock bands. It was fairly diverse, actually, but they all shared a certain artistic aesthetic and little bit of indulgence, plus their constant exposure on FM radio. These album rock bands ruled the '70s FM airwaves. They persevered into the '80s, but when album rock radio evolved into classic rock radio, fewer and fewer of their new albums hit the airwaves. By the '90s, album rock acts still turned out new albums, but their older material was heard on the radio -- and usually in the reunion concerts these bands mounted.

Album Rock Artists Highlights

Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
Bob Seger
Bob Seger
Dire Straits
Dire Straits
The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band
Aerosmith
Aerosmith
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd

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Album Rock Album Highlights

Boston
Boston
Boston
Every Picture Tells a Story
Rod Stewart
Every Picture Tells a Story
Damn the Torpedoes
Tom Petty & the ...
Damn the Torpedoes
Frampton Comes Alive!
Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive!
Eldorado
Electric Light Orchestra
Eldorado
Nick of Time
Bonnie Raitt
Nick of Time

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Album Rock Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Ramblin' Man The Allman Brothers Band
Feel Like Makin' Love Bad Company
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar
Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
China Grove The Doobie Brothers
Hotel California Eagles
Don't Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra
Stay With Me Faces
Feels Like the First Time Foreigner
Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel

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