The Best Rock Albums of 1970

Selected by piero scaruffi
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  1. Tim Buckley: Lorca (Elektra)
  2. Nico: Desert Shore (Reprise)
  3. Third Ear Band: self-titled (Harvest)
  4. Soft Machine: 3 (CBS)
  5. Tim Buckley: Starsailor (Straight)
  6. Syd Barrett: Barrett (Harvest)
  7. Van Morrison: Moondance (Warner)
  8. Amon Duul II: Yeti (Liberty)
  9. Peter Green: End Of The Game (Reprise)
  10. Aphrodite's Child: 666 (Vertigo)
  11. JeanLuc Ponty: King Kong (Pacific)
  12. Frank Zappa: Burnt Weeny Sandwich (Bizarre)
  13. Robert Wyatt: End Of An Ear (CBS)
  14. Kevin Ayers: Shooting At The Moon (Harvest)
  15. Frank Zappa: Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Bizarre)
  16. Syd Barrett: Madcap Laughs (Harvest)
  17. Randy Newman: Twelve Songs (Reprise)
  18. Mick Farren: Mona – The Carnivorous Circus (Transatlantic)
  19. Van Der Graaf Generator: H To He (Charisma)
  20. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo's Factory (Fantasy)
  21. Stooges: Fun House (Elektra)
  22. Captain Beefheart: Lick My Decals Off (Straight)
  23. Sandy Bull: E Pluribus Unum (Vanguard)
  24. Kraftwerk: Kraftwerk (Philips)
  25. John Twink: Think Pink (Polydor)
  26. Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die (Island)
  27. High Tide: High Tide II (Liberty)
  28. Jefferson Starship: Blows Against The Empire (RCA)
  29. Larry Fischer: An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (Reprise)
  30. Janis Joplin: Pearl (CBS)
  31. Beaver & Krause: In A Wild Sanctuary (Warner)
  32. Pink Floyd: Atom Heart Mother (Harvest)
  33. MC5: Back In The USA (Atlantic)
  34. Black Widow: Sacrifice (CBS)
  35. Doors: Absolutely Live (Elektra)
  36. Pentangle: Cruel Sister (Transatlantic)
  37. Vashti Bunyan: Just Another Diamond Day (Islands)
  38. Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead (Warner)
  39. Quatermass: Quatermass (Harvest)
  40. Simon And Garfunkel: Bridge Over Trouble Water (CBS)
  41. Chicago: Chicago II (CBS)
  42. Egg: Egg (Deram)
  43. Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (Reprise)
  44. Genesis: Trespass (Charisma)
  45. Van Der Graaf Generator: The Least We Can Do (Charisma)
  46. Spooky Tooth: Ceremony (Island)
  47. James Taylor: Sweet Baby James (Warner)
  48. Joni Mitchell: Ladies Of The Canyon (Reprise)
  49. Embryo: Opal (Ohr)
  50. Shawn Phillips: Second Contribution (A&M)
  51. Amboy Dukes: Marriage Of The Rocks (Polydor)
  52. Nick Drake: Bryter Layter (Island)
  53. Neil Young: After The Goldrush (Reprise)
  54. Nucleus: We'll Talk About It Later (Vertigo)
  55. Fairport Convention: Full House (Island)
  56. Magma: Magma (Philips)
  57. Rod Stewart: Gasoline Alley (Vertigo)
  58. Flamin Groovies: Flamingo (Kama Sutra)
  59. Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Déjà Vu (Atlantic)
  60. Jimi Hendrix: Band Of Gypsys (Capitol)
  61. James Gang: Rides Again (MCA)
  62. Shawn Phillips: Contribution (A&M)
  63. Roy Harper: Flat Baroque And Beserk (Harvest)
  64. Black Sabbath: Paranoid (Vertigo)
  65. Caravan: If I Could Do It All Over Again
  66. Cat Stevens: Tea For The Tillerman
  67. Exuma: Exuma
  68. Swamp Dogg: Total Distruction To Your Mind
  69. Shawn Phillips: Second Contribution
  70. Zweistein: Trip Flip Out Meditation

  1. ... In preparation
  2. Peter Green: The End of the Game
  3. Miracles: The Tears of a Clown
  4. Van Morrison: And It Stoned Me
  5. Traffic: Glad
  6. Nico: Janitor of Lunacy
  7. Syd Barrett: Waving My Arms in the Air
  8. Free: All Right Now
  9. Simon & Garfunkel: Cecilia
  10. Black Sabbath: Paranoid
  11. Cat Stevens: Wild World
Extended tracks
  1. ... In preparation
  2. Soft Machine: Moon in June
  3. Frank Zappa: Little House I Used to Live in
  4. Tim Buckley: Lorca
  5. High Tide: Saneonymous
  6. Frank Zappa: Music for Electric Violin and Low-Budget Orchestra
  7. Robert Wyatt: Las Vegas Tango
  8. Bruce Palmer: Calm Before the Storm

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