A list of top ten albums of 1976 chosen by Peel appeared in Sounds on 25th December 1976, along with other writers of the paper, who also chose their top ten albums of that year.
Peel's Album List
- Bob Dylan: Desire
- Racing Cars: Downtown Tonight
- Jeff Beck: Wired
- Jackson Browne: Pretender
- Rolling Stones: Black And Blue
- Eddie And The Hot Rods: Teenage Depression
- Bunny Wailer: Black Heart Man
- Joni Mitchell: Hejira
- Johnny Guitar Watson: Gangster Is Back
- Modern Lovers: The Modern Lovers
It is worth noting that Peel's list did not include any punk albums, especially the Ramones self titled LP, which he gave considerable airplay on his shows during 1976, although the Eddie And The Hot Rods and Modern Lovers selections may be seen as early signs of changing times. Many leading UK punk bands, including the Sex Pistols and Clash, didn't release debut albums until 1977.