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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 30,000 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, The Stooges, Grateful Dead and Miles Davis.
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RankAlbumArtist
42.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,303
Rank in 1970s332Overall Rank:1,541
Average Rating:  79/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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43.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1970Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,298
Rank in 1970s333Overall Rank:1,547
Average Rating:  77/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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44.

Emerson, Lake & PalmerUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1970Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,260
Rank in 1970s340Overall Rank:1,583
Average Rating:  78/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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45.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,226
Rank in 1970s346Overall Rank:1,605
Average Rating:  77/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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46.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:1,114
Rank in 1970s367Overall Rank:1,740
Average Rating:  77/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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47.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:1,075
Rank in 1970s381Overall Rank:1,805
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:1,057
Rank in 1970s388Overall Rank:1,832
Average Rating:  75/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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49.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:1,039
Rank in 1970s394Overall Rank:1,866
Average Rating:  78/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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50.

Chicago IIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:1,011
Rank in 1970s402Overall Rank:1,911
Average Rating:  74/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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51.

McCartneyUnited Kingdom Paul McCartney
Year of Release:1970Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1970:51Rank Score:989
Rank in 1970s407Overall Rank:1,949
Average Rating:  76/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 364 45%
United Kingdom 234 29%
Germany 31 4%
Brazil 27 3%
Italy 17 2%
Canada 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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