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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 18,000 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:663 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:20,196
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:19,801
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:78
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (850 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:14,562
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:14,337
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  84/100 (894 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:14,224
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  83/100 (646 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:12,071
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  82/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:11,197
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  84/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:10,141
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  84/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,689
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:9,171
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  80/100 (887 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Jackson 5 2 0%
Creedence Clearwater Revival 2 0%
John & Beverley Martyn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 214 43%
United Kingdom 160 32%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 16 3%
Italy 12 2%
Canada 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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