Lester Bangs, rock's most radical critic, presented this list to the Village Voice Pazz and Jop Critics poll for the year 1975. He gave Patti Smith's Horses the highest possible score and was the only critic to even mention Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music.
1. Patti Smith:Horses
2. The Dictators: The Dictators Go Girl Crazy!
3. Brian Eno : Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
4. Bruce Springsteen : Born to Run
5. David Bowie: Young Americans
6. Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music
7. Earth Wind and Fire: That's the Way of the World
8. Kraftwerk: Autobahn
9. Roxy Music : Country Life
10. Toots and the Maytals: Funky Kingston