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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 23,000 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 Velvet Underground.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:805 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:23,462
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (979 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:22,266
Rank in 1970s24Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,060 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:655 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:17,117
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  84/100 (821 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:16,561
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:593 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:16,136
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,132 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:526 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:13,973
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:504 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:12,684
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  84/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:11,141
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  84/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:10,581
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  82/100 (666 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:10,564
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  81/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 32 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%
Canned Heat 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 310 43%
United Kingdom 231 32%
Germany 26 4%
Brazil 23 3%
Italy 17 2%
Canada 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
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