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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, John Lennon, Simon And Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, George Harrison, The Stooges, Grateful Dead and The Velvet Underground.
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1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:19,114
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:73
Average Rating: 85/100 (687 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:598 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:17,445
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:78
Average Rating: 84/100 (738 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:13,589
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: 84/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:13,237
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:112
Average Rating: 83/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:13,201
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: 83/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:11,505
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:129
Average Rating: 83/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:10,652
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:142
Average Rating: 84/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:9,370
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:171
Average Rating: 84/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:8,683
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:181
Average Rating: 82/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:8,528
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:185
Average Rating: 81/100 (774 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


The Doors 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Various Artists 3 1%
John & Beverley Martyn 2 0%
Trees 2 0%
The Mothers of Invention 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 187 44%
United Kingdom 137 32%
Germany 17 4%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 3%
Italy 11 3%
Mixed Nationality 9 2%
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