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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, Grateful Dead, The Stooges and The Velvet Underground.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,119
Rank in 1970s300Overall Rank:1,375
Average Rating:  78/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 8 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:1,094
Rank in 1970s306Overall Rank:1,404
Average Rating:  77/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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43.

YetiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1970Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,072
Rank in 1970s310Overall Rank:1,424
Average Rating:  81/100 (70 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:1,044
Rank in 1970s322Overall Rank:1,454
Average Rating:  77/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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45.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,040
Rank in 1970s324Overall Rank:1,460
Average Rating:  79/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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46.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:991
Rank in 1970s336Overall Rank:1,534
Average Rating:  78/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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47.

ChicagoUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:915
Rank in 1970s352Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating:  75/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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48.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:862
Rank in 1970s369Overall Rank:1,718
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

McCartneyUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney
Year of Release:1970Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:715
Rank in 1970s419Overall Rank:1,996
Average Rating:  76/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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50.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:684
Rank in 1970s426Overall Rank:2,071
Average Rating:  77/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 251 44%
United Kingdom 183 32%
Germany 22 4%
Brazil 19 3%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
Canada 12 2%
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