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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 19,000 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 Velvet Underground.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,111
Rank in 1970s297Overall Rank:1,350
Average Rating:  77/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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42.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,070
Rank in 1970s302Overall Rank:1,382
Average Rating:  78/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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43.

YetiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1970Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,061
Rank in 1970s305Overall Rank:1,390
Average Rating:  80/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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44.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,054
Rank in 1970s308Overall Rank:1,402
Average Rating:  76/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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45.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:991
Rank in 1970s326Overall Rank:1,473
Average Rating:  78/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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46.

ChicagoUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:897
Rank in 1970s346Overall Rank:1,599
Average Rating:  74/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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47.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:861
Rank in 1970s357Overall Rank:1,660
Average Rating:  76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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48.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:836
Rank in 1970s362Overall Rank:1,701
Average Rating:  78/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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49.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:823
Rank in 1970s368Overall Rank:1,729
Average Rating:  77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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50.

McCartneyUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney
Year of Release:1970Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:681
Rank in 1970s421Overall Rank:2,016
Average Rating:  76/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
John & Beverley Martyn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 240 45%
United Kingdom 168 31%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 16 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Canada 11 2%
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