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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 22,000 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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1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:798 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:23,503
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (960 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:794 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:22,207
Rank in 1970s24Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,044 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:646 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:16,848
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  84/100 (804 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:607 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:16,456
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:588 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:16,155
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,113 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:13,608
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:12,522
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:11,028
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  84/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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9.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:10,379
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:195
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,113 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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10.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:10,328
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  82/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 5 1%
James Brown 3 0%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Canned Heat 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 309 43%
United Kingdom 230 32%
Germany 26 4%
Brazil 24 3%
Italy 17 2%
Canada 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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