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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 16,000 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 Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:610 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:19,281
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: 85/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:623 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:18,347
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: 84/100 (790 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:13,883
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:109
Average Rating: 84/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:13,767
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:110
Average Rating: 83/100 (603 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:13,649
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:112
Average Rating: 83/100 (827 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:11,587
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:136
Average Rating: 83/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:10,893
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:148
Average Rating: 84/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:9,735
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:172
Average Rating: 84/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:8,989
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:184
Average Rating: 82/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:8,966
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:185
Average Rating: 80/100 (819 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
The Meters 2 0%
The Free Design 2 0%
John Mayall 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 200 45%
United Kingdom 141 31%
Germany 17 4%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 3%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Italy 11 2%
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