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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, Led Zeppelin, Simon And Garfunkel, Van Morrison, George Harrison, The Stooges, The Velvet Underground and Grateful Dead.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Twelve Dreams Of Dr. SardonicusUnited States Spirit
Year of Release:1970Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,028
Rank in 1970s292Overall Rank:1,335
Average Rating:  79/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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42.

Just Another Diamond DayUnited Kingdom Vashti Bunyan
Year of Release:1970Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:992
Rank in 1970s302Overall Rank:1,382
Average Rating:  82/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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43.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:986
Rank in 1970s303Overall Rank:1,389
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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44.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:958
Rank in 1970s310Overall Rank:1,417
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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45.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:840
Rank in 1970s348Overall Rank:1,591
Average Rating:  77/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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46.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:802
Rank in 1970s355Overall Rank:1,652
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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47.

ChicagoUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:787
Rank in 1970s361Overall Rank:1,679
Average Rating:  72/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:784
Rank in 1970s363Overall Rank:1,689
Average Rating:  76/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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49.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:725
Rank in 1970s379Overall Rank:1,793
Average Rating:  77/100 (95 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:685
Rank in 1970s399Overall Rank:1,884
Average Rating:  76/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Black Sabbath 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 210 44%
United Kingdom 150 32%
Germany 18 4%
Brazil 15 3%
Canada 12 3%
Italy 12 3%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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