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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Simon And Garfunkel, Van Morrison, George Harrison, The Stooges, The Velvet Underground and Grateful Dead.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,111
Rank in 1970s293Overall Rank:1,337
Average Rating:  76/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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42.

YetiGermany Amon Düül II
Year of Release:1970Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,054
Rank in 1970s303Overall Rank:1,379
Average Rating:  80/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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43.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,047
Rank in 1970s307Overall Rank:1,387
Average Rating:  76/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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44.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,019
Rank in 1970s315Overall Rank:1,430
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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45.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:977
Rank in 1970s328Overall Rank:1,478
Average Rating:  78/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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46.

ChicagoUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:886
Rank in 1970s348Overall Rank:1,599
Average Rating:  73/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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47.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:859
Rank in 1970s354Overall Rank:1,649
Average Rating:  77/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:794
Rank in 1970s377Overall Rank:1,759
Average Rating:  76/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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49.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:794
Rank in 1970s378Overall Rank:1,760
Average Rating:  76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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50.

McCartneyUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney
Year of Release:1970Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:676
Rank in 1970s418Overall Rank:2,005
Average Rating:  76/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
John McLaughlin 2 0%
Cat Stevens 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 223 43%
United Kingdom 165 32%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 17 3%
Italy 13 3%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Canada 11 2%
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