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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 18,000 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, The Velvet Underground and Grateful Dead.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Just Another Diamond DayUnited Kingdom Vashti Bunyan
Year of Release:1970Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,078
Rank in 1970s292Overall Rank:1,318
Average Rating:  82/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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42.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,021
Rank in 1970s302Overall Rank:1,380
Average Rating:  76/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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43.

Twelve Dreams Of Dr. SardonicusUnited States Spirit
Year of Release:1970Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,019
Rank in 1970s303Overall Rank:1,381
Average Rating:  79/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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44.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:971
Rank in 1970s314Overall Rank:1,434
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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45.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:959
Rank in 1970s319Overall Rank:1,448
Average Rating:  77/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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46.

ChicagoUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:869
Rank in 1970s347Overall Rank:1,594
Average Rating:  72/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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47.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:798
Rank in 1970s363Overall Rank:1,697
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:793
Rank in 1970s365Overall Rank:1,707
Average Rating:  76/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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49.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:754
Rank in 1970s376Overall Rank:1,774
Average Rating:  77/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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50.

McCartneyUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney
Year of Release:1970Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:676
Rank in 1970s406Overall Rank:1,950
Average Rating:  76/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Creedence Clearwater Revival 2 0%
Grateful Dead 2 0%
John & Beverley Martyn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 211 43%
United Kingdom 158 33%
Germany 19 4%
Brazil 16 3%
Italy 12 2%
Canada 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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