Ranking the 25 Greatest Rock Albums of the 1970s

25. T. Rex – “Electric Warrior” (1971)

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Alongside the likes of Lou Reed and David Bowie, T. Rex were carving out their own space in the glam rock niche. With Marc Bolan at the helm transforming from a modest folk troubadour to rock icons, their album Electric Warrior became a cornerstone of glam rock, with its combination of fuzzy guitar riffs and an avant-garde sound. Released at the height of glam’s popularity, this album featured hits like “Jeepster” and “Get It On,” which became anthems of the era. These songs, along with tracks like “Cosmic Dancer” and “Life’s A Gas,” solidified the album as one of the best in its era.