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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, John Lennon, Simon And Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, George Harrison, The Stooges, Grateful Dead and The Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
81.

Stage FrightCanada The Band
Year of Release:1970Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1970:81Rank Score:330
Rank in 1970s703Overall Rank:3,667
Average Rating:  73/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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82.

Burnt Weeny SandwichUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:82Rank Score:321
Rank in 1970s711Overall Rank:3,749
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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83.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1970:83Rank Score:302
Rank in 1970s732Overall Rank:3,899
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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84.

Gasoline AlleyUnited Kingdom Rod Stewart
Year of Release:1970Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1970:84Rank Score:291
Rank in 1970s749Overall Rank:4,024
Average Rating:  74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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85.

Sing For Very Important PeopleUnited States The Free Design
Year of Release:1970Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1970:85Rank Score:281
Rank in 1970s769Overall Rank:4,145
Average Rating:  79/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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86.

Self PortraitUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1970Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1970:86Rank Score:271
Rank in 1970s789Overall Rank:4,259
Average Rating:  60/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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87.

Blows Against The EmpireUnited States Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship
Year of Release:1970Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1970:87Rank Score:271
Rank in 1970s790Overall Rank:4,264
Average Rating:  71/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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88.

Climbing!United States Mountain
Year of Release:1970Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1970:88Rank Score:261
Rank in 1970s812Overall Rank:4,382
Average Rating:  76/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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89.

Small Talk At 125th And LenoxUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
Year of Release:1970Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1970:89Rank Score:250
Rank in 1970s837Overall Rank:4,539
Average Rating:  81/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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90.

Sex MachineUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1970Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1970:90Rank Score:244
Rank in 1970s845Overall Rank:4,604
Average Rating:  74/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Allen Toussaint 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 249 44%
United Kingdom 180 32%
Germany 22 4%
Brazil 19 3%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
Canada 12 2%
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