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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 18,000 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 Velvet Underground, The Stooges and Grateful Dead.
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81.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1970:81Rank Score:299
Rank in 1970s714Overall Rank:3,797
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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82.

Weasels Ripped My FleshUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:82Rank Score:295
Rank in 1970s719Overall Rank:3,844
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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83.

For AltoUnited States Anthony Braxton
Year of Release:1970Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1970:83Rank Score:282
Rank in 1970s738Overall Rank:3,995
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

Small Talk At 125th And LenoxUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
Year of Release:1970Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1970:84Rank Score:275
Rank in 1970s752Overall Rank:4,073
Average Rating:  80/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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85.

Self PortraitUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1970Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1970:85Rank Score:269
Rank in 1970s767Overall Rank:4,146
Average Rating:  59/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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86.

Blows Against The EmpireUnited States Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship
Year of Release:1970Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1970:86Rank Score:267
Rank in 1970s773Overall Rank:4,173
Average Rating:  70/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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87.

Climbing!United States Mountain
Year of Release:1970Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1970:87Rank Score:259
Rank in 1970s786Overall Rank:4,263
Average Rating:  76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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88.

Sex MachineUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1970Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1970:88Rank Score:246
Rank in 1970s819Overall Rank:4,438
Average Rating:  74/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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89.

Full HouseUnited Kingdom Fairport Convention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1970:89Rank Score:244
Rank in 1970s822Overall Rank:4,465
Average Rating:  70/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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90.

A Question Of BalanceUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:90Rank Score:243
Rank in 1970s823Overall Rank:4,475
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
King Crimson 2 0%
Funkadelic 2 0%
Family 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 217 43%
United Kingdom 163 32%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 17 3%
Italy 13 3%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Canada 11 2%
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