sablespecter's Album of the Year for 1976 (RDF: 88.9%)
I really should have saved this selection from the album for a time when I could give it a more thorough treatment, but how could I not pick the title track as the SotD when I announce the album as the AotY? It's a definitive classic. As much as I'd love to think Iron Maiden pioneered the triple-guitar attack, Eagles are likely the first to have achieved major success with it, especially with this album with the addition of Joe Walsh after the departure of Bernie Leadon.
Is it 6 O'Clock yet?
Rounding out the Top Five of 1976 (in order of descending RDF):
Scorpions: Virgin Killer (88.9% RDF): An RDF tie with the AotY, but not a favorite for as long.
Rush: 2112 (83.3% RDF): The third of my personal Top 3 Rush albums, along with Caress of Steel and the AotY 1974. The five red dot tracks cover 91% of the album.