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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 23,000 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 Beatles and The Stooges.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,275
Rank in 1970s302Overall Rank:1,359
Average Rating:  78/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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42.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,260
Rank in 1970s304Overall Rank:1,374
Average Rating:  79/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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43.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,177
Rank in 1970s316Overall Rank:1,449
Average Rating:  78/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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44.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,126
Rank in 1970s328Overall Rank:1,503
Average Rating:  77/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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45.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,096
Rank in 1970s334Overall Rank:1,528
Average Rating:  78/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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46.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:1,081
Rank in 1970s339Overall Rank:1,547
Average Rating:  77/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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47.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:982
Rank in 1970s368Overall Rank:1,688
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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48.

ExumaBahamas Exuma
Year of Release:1970Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:982
Rank in 1970s369Overall Rank:1,691
Average Rating:  75/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

ChicagoUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:915
Rank in 1970s384Overall Rank:1,801
Average Rating:  74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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50.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:894
Rank in 1970s388Overall Rank:1,832
Average Rating:  78/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
The Beatles 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 312 43%
United Kingdom 233 32%
Germany 27 4%
Brazil 22 3%
Italy 17 2%
Canada 16 2%
Jamaica 14 2%
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