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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 23,000 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 Velvet Underground.
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RankAlbumArtist
81.

Stage FrightCanada The Band
Year of Release:1970Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1970:81Rank Score:350
Rank in 1970s726Overall Rank:3,823
Average Rating:  75/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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82.

Sing For Very Important PeopleUnited States The Free Design
Year of Release:1970Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1970:82Rank Score:346
Rank in 1970s733Overall Rank:3,868
Average Rating:  75/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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83.

Self PortraitUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1970Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1970:83Rank Score:342
Rank in 1970s736Overall Rank:3,899
Average Rating:  59/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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84.

Burnt Weeny SandwichUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1970:84Rank Score:314
Rank in 1970s775Overall Rank:4,140
Average Rating:  77/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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85.

Gasoline AlleyUnited Kingdom Rod Stewart
Year of Release:1970Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1970:85Rank Score:306
Rank in 1970s788Overall Rank:4,206
Average Rating:  75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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86.

For AltoUnited States Anthony Braxton
Year of Release:1970Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1970:86Rank Score:297
Rank in 1970s802Overall Rank:4,302
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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87.

WatertownUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1970Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1970:87Rank Score:290
Rank in 1970s812Overall Rank:4,371
Average Rating:  68/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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88.

Blows Against The EmpireUnited States Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship
Year of Release:1970Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1970:88Rank Score:282
Rank in 1970s834Overall Rank:4,487
Average Rating:  69/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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89.

Small Talk At 125th And LenoxUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
Year of Release:1970Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1970:89Rank Score:276
Rank in 1970s844Overall Rank:4,548
Average Rating:  80/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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90.

Sex MachineUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1970Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1970:90Rank Score:274
Rank in 1970s849Overall Rank:4,588
Average Rating:  74/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Canned Heat 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 310 43%
United Kingdom 233 32%
Germany 26 4%
Brazil 23 3%
Italy 17 2%
Canada 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
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