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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 24,000 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.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,287
Rank in 1970s306Overall Rank:1,391
Average Rating:  78/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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42.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,264
Rank in 1970s308Overall Rank:1,408
Average Rating:  79/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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43.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,195
Rank in 1970s317Overall Rank:1,470
Average Rating:  78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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44.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,179
Rank in 1970s321Overall Rank:1,488
Average Rating:  77/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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45.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,126
Rank in 1970s338Overall Rank:1,544
Average Rating:  77/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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46.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:1,039
Rank in 1970s357Overall Rank:1,651
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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47.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:1,032
Rank in 1970s359Overall Rank:1,660
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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48.

ExumaBahamas Exuma
Year of Release:1970Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:954
Rank in 1970s378Overall Rank:1,774
Average Rating:  75/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

Chicago IIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:913
Rank in 1970s385Overall Rank:1,827
Average Rating:  74/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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50.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:895
Rank in 1970s389Overall Rank:1,857
Average Rating:  77/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 314 43%
United Kingdom 233 32%
Germany 27 4%
Brazil 23 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 16 2%
Jamaica 14 2%
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