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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:93 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,305
Rank in 1970s309Overall Rank:1,422
Average Rating:  78/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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42.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,229
Rank in 1970s320Overall Rank:1,495
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:94 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,203
Rank in 1970s326Overall Rank:1,521
Average Rating:  78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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44.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,136
Rank in 1970s341Overall Rank:1,584
Average Rating:  77/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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45.

ExumaBahamas Exuma
Year of Release:1970Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,134
Rank in 1970s342Overall Rank:1,587
Average Rating:  76/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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46.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:1,035
Rank in 1970s364Overall Rank:1,717
Average Rating:  76/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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47.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:1,007
Rank in 1970s373Overall Rank:1,765
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:982
Rank in 1970s381Overall Rank:1,799
Average Rating:  77/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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49.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:939
Rank in 1970s390Overall Rank:1,859
Average Rating:  78/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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50.

Chicago IIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:933
Rank in 1970s391Overall Rank:1,867
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 331 43%
United Kingdom 235 31%
Germany 27 4%
Brazil 25 3%
Italy 18 2%
Jamaica 16 2%
Canada 16 2%
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