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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 17,000 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, The Velvet Underground and Grateful Dead.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:627 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:19,770
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (754 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:639 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:19,134
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:78
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:482 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:14,171
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:13,877
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  83/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:13,836
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (623 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:11,875
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  83/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:11,097
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:10,372
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  84/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,400
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  82/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:9,162
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  80/100 (847 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Syd Barrett 2 0%
Bee Gees 2 0%
Cliff Richard 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 210 44%
United Kingdom 150 32%
Germany 18 4%
Brazil 15 3%
Italy 12 3%
Canada 12 3%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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