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Greatest Albums Of The 70s: 86-81

From Styx to 10cc, our 70s album countdown continues...

Our Greatest Albums Of The 70s, numbers 86-81

86) EQUINOX Styx (A&M, 1975)

Was a Tommy Shaw-less Styx unthinkable? Pah! This album featured the guitarist’s predecessor, John Curulewski, and it was a masterful hybrid of fustian pomp and searing hard rock. From the splifftastic Light Up, via the emotion-packed Lorelei, to the buccaneering Born For Adventure, here Styx came of age, paving the way for more lauded classics such as 1977’s The Grand Illusion.

What they said at the time: “Pomp rock lives… run to the hills!” Sounds


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