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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, 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:680 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:20,486
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (813 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:693 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:19,783
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (872 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:14,691
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:515 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:14,656
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  84/100 (923 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:542 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:14,580
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  83/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:12,171
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (530 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:11,355
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  84/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:9,877
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  84/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,786
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:9,389
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  80/100 (916 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
John McLaughlin 2 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 223 43%
United Kingdom 165 32%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 17 3%
Italy 13 3%
Canada 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
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