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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 24,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:840 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:24,112
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:78
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,039 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:836 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:23,328
Rank in 1970s24Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,118 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:679 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:17,492
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  84/100 (866 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:631 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:17,086
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (797 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:16,285
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,193 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:550 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:14,371
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:13,293
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:159
Average Rating:  84/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:11,142
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  84/100 (612 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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9.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:11,049
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,187 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:11,025
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  81/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Canned Heat 3 0%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 314 43%
United Kingdom 233 32%
Germany 27 4%
Brazil 23 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 16 2%
Jamaica 14 2%
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