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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, Led Zeppelin, Simon And Garfunkel, 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:608 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:19,161
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: 86/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:607 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:17,826
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: 84/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:13,826
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: 84/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:13,694
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:111
Average Rating: 84/100 (804 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:13,534
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:114
Average Rating: 83/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:11,456
Rank in 1970s34Overall Rank:133
Average Rating: 83/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:10,961
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: 84/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:9,621
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: 84/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:8,809
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:185
Average Rating: 80/100 (806 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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10.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:8,735
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:187
Average Rating: 82/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
John McLaughlin 2 0%
Creedence Clearwater Revival 2 0%
Van Der Graaf Generator 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 200 45%
United Kingdom 141 32%
Germany 17 4%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 3%
Italy 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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