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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 38,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison, Van Morrison, Miles Davis, The Stooges and Grateful Dead.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1970:21Rank Score:5,103
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  83/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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22.

Morrison HotelUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1970Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1970:22Rank Score:5,023
Rank in 1970s131Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  80/100 (668 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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23.

Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part OneUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1970Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1970:23Rank Score:4,216
Rank in 1970s150Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  81/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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24.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1970Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1970:24Rank Score:3,276
Rank in 1970s183Overall Rank:782
Average Rating:  80/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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25.

The Man Who Sold The WorldUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1970Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1970:25Rank Score:3,214
Rank in 1970s187Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  78/100 (671 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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26.

CurtisUnited States Curtis Mayfield
Year of Release:1970Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1970:26Rank Score:3,148
Rank in 1970s192Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  80/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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27.

Band Of GypsysUnited States Jimi Hendrix
Year of Release:1970Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1970:27Rank Score:3,119
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:820
Average Rating:  82/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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28.

StarsailorUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1970Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1970:28Rank Score:3,098
Rank in 1970s196Overall Rank:829
Average Rating:  78/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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29.

The Madcap LaughsUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1970:29Rank Score:3,018
Rank in 1970s203Overall Rank:852
Average Rating:  78/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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30.

Workingman's DeadUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1970:30Rank Score:2,969
Rank in 1970s208Overall Rank:868
Average Rating:  80/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 5 1%
The Beatles 4 0%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
The Move 3 0%
Matthews' Southern Comfort 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 413 45%
United Kingdom 256 28%
Brazil 30 3%
Germany 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Canada 20 2%
Italy 20 2%
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