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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 17,000 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 Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,073
Rank in 1970s283Overall Rank:1,289
Average Rating:  76/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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42.

Twelve Dreams Of Dr. SardonicusUnited States Spirit
Year of Release:1970Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,013
Rank in 1970s292Overall Rank:1,340
Average Rating:  79/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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43.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:982
Rank in 1970s303Overall Rank:1,388
Average Rating:  76/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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44.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:953
Rank in 1970s310Overall Rank:1,413
Average Rating:  77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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45.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:798
Rank in 1970s353Overall Rank:1,656
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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46.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:796
Rank in 1970s354Overall Rank:1,662
Average Rating:  77/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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47.

ChicagoUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:781
Rank in 1970s360Overall Rank:1,697
Average Rating:  72/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:739
Rank in 1970s366Overall Rank:1,775
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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49.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:712
Rank in 1970s381Overall Rank:1,833
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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50.

McCartneyUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney
Year of Release:1970Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:693
Rank in 1970s392Overall Rank:1,876
Average Rating:  76/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Creedence Clearwater Revival 2 0%
John & Beverley Martyn 2 0%
Van Der Graaf Generator 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 206 45%
United Kingdom 145 31%
Germany 17 4%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 3%
Italy 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
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