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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 Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
81.

No DiceUnited Kingdom Badfinger
Year of Release:1970Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1970:81Rank Score:358
Rank in 1970s720Overall Rank:3,770
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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82.

Sing For Very Important PeopleUnited States The Free Design
Year of Release:1970Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1970:82Rank Score:346
Rank in 1970s733Overall Rank:3,887
Average Rating:  75/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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83.

Self PortraitUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1970Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1970:83Rank Score:342
Rank in 1970s738Overall Rank:3,916
Average Rating:  59/100 (125 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 1970s777Overall Rank:4,161
Average Rating:  77/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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85.

Gasoline AlleyUnited Kingdom Rod Stewart
Year of Release:1970Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1970:85Rank Score:309
Rank in 1970s786Overall Rank:4,206
Average Rating:  75/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 6 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:4,321
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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87.

WatertownUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1970Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1970:87Rank Score:294
Rank in 1970s809Overall Rank:4,367
Average Rating:  68/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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88.

Blows Against The EmpireUnited States Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship
Year of Release:1970Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1970:88Rank Score:282
Rank in 1970s838Overall Rank:4,514
Average Rating:  69/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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89.

Full HouseUnited Kingdom Fairport Convention
Year of Release:1970Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1970:89Rank Score:282
Rank in 1970s840Overall Rank:4,517
Average Rating:  71/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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90.

Sex MachineUnited States James Brown
Year of Release:1970Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1970:90Rank Score:277
Rank in 1970s849Overall Rank:4,574
Average Rating:  74/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
The Move 3 0%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 315 43%
United Kingdom 232 31%
Germany 27 4%
Brazil 23 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
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