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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, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Van Morrison, George Harrison, Grateful Dead, The Beatles and The Stooges.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:768 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:23,085
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (928 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:765 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:21,892
Rank in 1970s24Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,008 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:614 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:16,116
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  84/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:574 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:16,084
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,069 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:581 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:15,869
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:13,264
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:12,221
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (610 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:10,437
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  84/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:10,417
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  82/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:10,381
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,061 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
James Brown 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 299 43%
United Kingdom 228 33%
Brazil 24 3%
Germany 24 3%
Canada 14 2%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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