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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 28,000 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:99 charts
Rank in 1970:41Rank Score:1,313
Rank in 1970s315Overall Rank:1,464
Average Rating:  78/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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42.

Ladies Of The CanyonCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1970Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1970:42Rank Score:1,221
Rank in 1970s332Overall Rank:1,554
Average Rating:  79/100 (145 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:82 charts
Rank in 1970:43Rank Score:1,217
Rank in 1970s333Overall Rank:1,558
Average Rating:  77/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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44.

John Barleycorn Must DieUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1970Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1970:44Rank Score:1,209
Rank in 1970s334Overall Rank:1,562
Average Rating:  77/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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45.

BarrettUnited Kingdom Syd Barrett
Year of Release:1970Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1970:45Rank Score:1,200
Rank in 1970s337Overall Rank:1,575
Average Rating:  78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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46.

ExumaBahamas Exuma
Year of Release:1970Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1970:46Rank Score:1,179
Rank in 1970s344Overall Rank:1,599
Average Rating:  75/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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47.

Mona Bone JakonUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1970:47Rank Score:1,067
Rank in 1970s367Overall Rank:1,746
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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48.

Fire And WaterUnited Kingdom Free
Year of Release:1970Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1970:48Rank Score:1,046
Rank in 1970s377Overall Rank:1,782
Average Rating:  75/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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49.

Chicago IIUnited States Chicago
Year of Release:1970Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1970:49Rank Score:1,018
Rank in 1970s382Overall Rank:1,819
Average Rating:  74/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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50.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:934
Rank in 1970s407Overall Rank:1,954
Average Rating:  78/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 5 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
Johnny Cash 4 1%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 349 44%
United Kingdom 236 30%
Germany 28 4%
Brazil 26 3%
Italy 18 2%
Jamaica 15 2%
Canada 15 2%
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