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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 26,000 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.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,315
Rank in 1970s309Overall Rank:1,428
Average Rating:  78/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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42.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,234
Rank in 1970s323Overall Rank:1,496
Average Rating:  79/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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43.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,211
Rank in 1970s327Overall Rank:1,526
Average Rating:  78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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44.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,137
Rank in 1970s343Overall Rank:1,603
Average Rating:  77/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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45.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,078
Rank in 1970s351Overall Rank:1,681
Average Rating:  77/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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46.

ExumaBahamas Exuma
Year of Release:1970Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:1,053
Rank in 1970s359Overall Rank:1,709
Average Rating:  76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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47.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:1,036
Rank in 1970s367Overall Rank:1,734
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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48.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:1,011
Rank in 1970s373Overall Rank:1,766
Average Rating:  76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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49.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:946
Rank in 1970s389Overall Rank:1,878
Average Rating:  78/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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50.

Chicago IIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:935
Rank in 1970s393Overall Rank:1,899
Average Rating:  74/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 336 43%
United Kingdom 235 30%
Germany 27 3%
Brazil 25 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 16 2%
Jamaica 16 2%
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