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Best Albums of 1970

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1970 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 20,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, John Lennon, Simon And Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, George Harrison, The Stooges, Grateful Dead and The Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Twelve Dreams Of Dr. SardonicusUnited States Spirit
Year of Release:1970Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,133
Rank in 1970s296Overall Rank:1,347
Average Rating:  79/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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42.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,115
Rank in 1970s300Overall Rank:1,363
Average Rating:  77/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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43.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,047
Rank in 1970s316Overall Rank:1,445
Average Rating:  78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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44.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,043
Rank in 1970s317Overall Rank:1,447
Average Rating:  77/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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45.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,034
Rank in 1970s323Overall Rank:1,460
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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46.

ChicagoUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:930
Rank in 1970s345Overall Rank:1,591
Average Rating:  74/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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47.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:893
Rank in 1970s354Overall Rank:1,640
Average Rating:  78/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:861
Rank in 1970s364Overall Rank:1,698
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:779
Rank in 1970s388Overall Rank:1,846
Average Rating:  76/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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50.

McCartneyUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney
Year of Release:1970Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:709
Rank in 1970s415Overall Rank:1,979
Average Rating:  76/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Creedence Clearwater Revival 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 248 44%
United Kingdom 180 32%
Germany 22 4%
Brazil 19 3%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
Canada 12 2%
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