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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 16,000 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:611 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:19,234
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: 85/100 (726 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:621 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:18,216
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: 84/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:13,848
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:109
Average Rating: 84/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:13,757
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:110
Average Rating: 83/100 (603 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:13,615
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:112
Average Rating: 83/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:11,563
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:135
Average Rating: 83/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:10,868
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:148
Average Rating: 84/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:9,591
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:172
Average Rating: 84/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:8,960
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:184
Average Rating: 82/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:8,947
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:185
Average Rating: 80/100 (816 votes)
Comments: 48 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%
John McLaughlin 2 0%
Allen Toussaint 2 0%
Exuma 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 200 45%
United Kingdom 142 32%
Germany 17 4%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 3%
Italy 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
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