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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 25,000 greatest album charts.

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

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,276
Rank in 1970s309Overall Rank:1,419
Average Rating:  79/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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42.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,198
Rank in 1970s321Overall Rank:1,505
Average Rating:  78/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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43.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,190
Rank in 1970s323Overall Rank:1,512
Average Rating:  77/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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44.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,146
Rank in 1970s333Overall Rank:1,550
Average Rating:  78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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45.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,131
Rank in 1970s337Overall Rank:1,568
Average Rating:  77/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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46.

ExumaBahamas Exuma
Year of Release:1970Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:1,043
Rank in 1970s361Overall Rank:1,669
Average Rating:  75/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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47.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:1,036
Rank in 1970s364Overall Rank:1,678
Average Rating:  76/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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48.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:1,011
Rank in 1970s369Overall Rank:1,716
Average Rating:  77/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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49.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:935
Rank in 1970s388Overall Rank:1,842
Average Rating:  77/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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50.

Chicago IIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:919
Rank in 1970s391Overall Rank:1,865
Average Rating:  74/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
The Upsetters 3 0%
Grant Green 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 326 43%
United Kingdom 234 31%
Germany 27 4%
Brazil 24 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 16 2%
Jamaica 15 2%
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