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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
81.

Weasels Ripped My FleshUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1970:81Rank Score:306
Rank in 1970s711Overall Rank:3,767
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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82.

For AltoUnited States Anthony Braxton
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:82Rank Score:300
Rank in 1970s720Overall Rank:3,823
Average Rating:  74/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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83.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1970:83Rank Score:299
Rank in 1970s723Overall Rank:3,831
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

Small Talk At 125th And LenoxUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:84Rank Score:297
Rank in 1970s726Overall Rank:3,860
Average Rating:  81/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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85.

Self PortraitUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1970Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1970:85Rank Score:271
Rank in 1970s767Overall Rank:4,150
Average Rating:  59/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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86.

Climbing!United States Mountain
Year of Release:1970Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1970:86Rank Score:266
Rank in 1970s776Overall Rank:4,205
Average Rating:  76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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87.

Sex MachineUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1970Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1970:87Rank Score:264
Rank in 1970s782Overall Rank:4,231
Average Rating:  74/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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88.

Blows Against The EmpireUnited States Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship
Year of Release:1970Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1970:88Rank Score:253
Rank in 1970s813Overall Rank:4,378
Average Rating:  70/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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89.

Back In The USAUnited States MC5
Year of Release:1970Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1970:89Rank Score:242
Rank in 1970s830Overall Rank:4,522
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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90.

Cowboy In SwedenUnited States Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1970Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1970:90Rank Score:236
Rank in 1970s837Overall Rank:4,600
Average Rating:  74/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
John & Beverley Martyn 2 0%
Creedence Clearwater Revival 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%
Canada 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
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