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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Simon And Garfunkel, 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:545 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:17,598
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: 86/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:16,705
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: 84/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:13,207
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: 84/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:12,908
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:110
Average Rating: 83/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:12,773
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:112
Average Rating: 83/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:11,054
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:125
Average Rating: 83/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:10,124
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:140
Average Rating: 84/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:8,862
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:167
Average Rating: 84/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:8,190
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:179
Average Rating: 82/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:8,026
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:184
Average Rating: 81/100 (725 votes)
Comments: 44 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%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Cat Stevens 2 0%
Antônio Carlos Jobim 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 183 45%
United Kingdom 131 32%
Germany 17 4%
Canada 10 2%
Brazil 10 2%
Mixed Nationality 9 2%
Italy 9 2%
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