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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 19,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:20,640
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (827 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:19,968
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (891 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:525 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:15,042
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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4.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:14,719
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  83/100 (685 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:509 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:14,606
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (941 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:12,297
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:452 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:11,529
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  84/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:9,967
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  84/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,820
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  82/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:9,592
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  81/100 (935 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Allen Toussaint 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 241 45%
United Kingdom 167 31%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 16 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Canada 11 2%
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