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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 22,000 greatest album charts.

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

YetiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1970Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,188
Rank in 1970s302Overall Rank:1,377
Average Rating:  80/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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42.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,163
Rank in 1970s306Overall Rank:1,401
Average Rating:  78/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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43.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,158
Rank in 1970s308Overall Rank:1,405
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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44.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,104
Rank in 1970s325Overall Rank:1,470
Average Rating:  79/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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45.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,043
Rank in 1970s337Overall Rank:1,536
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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46.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:942
Rank in 1970s362Overall Rank:1,664
Average Rating:  77/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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47.

ChicagoUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:917
Rank in 1970s372Overall Rank:1,712
Average Rating:  75/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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48.

ExumaBahamas Exuma
Year of Release:1970Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:906
Rank in 1970s376Overall Rank:1,725
Average Rating:  75/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:861
Rank in 1970s387Overall Rank:1,807
Average Rating:  77/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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50.

McCartneyUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney
Year of Release:1970Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:775
Rank in 1970s414Overall Rank:1,963
Average Rating:  76/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
James Brown 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 299 43%
United Kingdom 228 33%
Brazil 24 3%
Germany 24 3%
Canada 14 2%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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