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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 27,000 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
41.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,370
Rank in 1970s306Overall Rank:1,394
Average Rating:  78/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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42.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,234
Rank in 1970s326Overall Rank:1,516
Average Rating:  79/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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43.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,205
Rank in 1970s330Overall Rank:1,543
Average Rating:  78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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44.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,137
Rank in 1970s345Overall Rank:1,617
Average Rating:  77/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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45.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,079
Rank in 1970s354Overall Rank:1,695
Average Rating:  77/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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46.

ExumaBahamas Exuma
Year of Release:1970Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:1,056
Rank in 1970s361Overall Rank:1,717
Average Rating:  76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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47.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:1,040
Rank in 1970s369Overall Rank:1,743
Average Rating:  76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:1,039
Rank in 1970s370Overall Rank:1,744
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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49.

Chicago IIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:934
Rank in 1970s396Overall Rank:1,912
Average Rating:  74/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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50.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:917
Rank in 1970s401Overall Rank:1,942
Average Rating:  78/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Johnny Cash 4 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
The Move 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 340 43%
United Kingdom 237 30%
Germany 28 4%
Brazil 25 3%
Italy 18 2%
Jamaica 16 2%
Canada 16 2%
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