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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 20,000 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:708 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:21,621
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (863 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:723 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:20,859
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (924 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:15,389
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  84/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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4.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:15,023
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  83/100 (708 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:14,919
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (966 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:12,532
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  82/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:11,671
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:157
Average Rating:  84/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:10,203
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  84/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,839
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  82/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:9,789
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  81/100 (975 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Allen Toussaint 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 249 44%
United Kingdom 180 32%
Germany 22 4%
Brazil 19 3%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
Canada 12 2%
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