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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, Simon And Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, George Harrison, The Stooges, Grateful Dead and The Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:619 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:19,364
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (739 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:626 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:18,533
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:80
Average Rating:  84/100 (804 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:13,923
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:13,751
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (608 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:468 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:13,609
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  84/100 (838 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:11,636
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  83/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:10,915
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:9,968
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  84/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,116
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  80/100 (829 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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10.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:9,082
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  82/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
The Meters 2 0%
John Mayall 2 0%
Family 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 206 45%
United Kingdom 144 31%
Germany 17 4%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 3%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Italy 11 2%
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