Ex-Dream Theater member and current drummer of Sons Of Apollo, Mike Portnoy, took his official Instagram account to share a new post and revealed the best albums of 1972.

As you might already know, Mike started a new event, Mike Portnoy Year In Music, on Instagram and he has been picking the best albums in the ‘70s currently. Recently, he listed the best albums of 1971.

Today, Mike wanted to talk about the masterpieces in 1972 and mentioned that peope started to witness some progressive style this year by Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant, and more. Furthermore, he revealed the top 20 albums of this year by chronological order.

In the list, Mike picked such albums as Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head,’ The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile On Main St,’ Elton John’s ‘Honky Chateau, Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out,’ Black Sabbath’s ‘Vol 4,’ and many more.

Here is what Mike Portnoy said:

“1972 sees Prog finally in full swing with Yes’ masterpiece Close To The Edge as well as classics from Genesis, ELP, Jethro Tull & Gentle Giant.

And at least 3 other bonafide masterpieces were also released in ‘72 with Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, Deep Purple’s Machine Head and the Stones’ Exile On Main St…they don’t make em like they used to!”

Here is the list of Portnoy:

  • Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything (Feb 1st)
  • The Allman Brothers Band – Eat A Peach (Feb 12th)
  • Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick (March 10th)
  • Deep Purple – Machine Head (March 25th)
  • Stephen Stills and Manassas (April 12th)
  • Jeff Beck – The Jeff Beck Group (May 1st)
  • The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St (May 12th)
  • Elton John – Honky Chateau (May 19th)
  • The Eagles (June 1st)
  • David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (June 6th)
  •  Alice Cooper – School’s Out (June)
  • Captain Beyond (July)
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer – Trilogy (July 6th)
  • Big Star – #1 Record (Aug)
  • Yes – Close To The Edge (Sept 13th)
  • Black Sabbath – Vol 4 (Sept 25th)
  • Genesis – Foxtrot (Oct 6th)
  • The Osmonds – Crazy Horses (Oct 14th)
  • Steely Dan – Can’t Buy A Thrill (Nov)
  • Gentle Giant – Octopus (Dec 1st)

You can check out the post below.

Photo Credit: Mike Portnoy – Instagram