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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 26,000 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 Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:913 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:25,142
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:78
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,190 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:898 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:25,044
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,112 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:735 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:18,263
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (926 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:680 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:17,958
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (847 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:665 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:16,942
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,275 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:578 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:14,808
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  83/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:595 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:13,929
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  84/100 (732 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:12,210
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  84/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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9.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:611 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:11,419
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,269 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:11,389
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  81/100 (608 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Johnny Cash 4 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Miles Davis 3 0%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
Canned Heat 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 337 43%
United Kingdom 235 30%
Germany 27 3%
Brazil 25 3%
Italy 18 2%
Jamaica 16 2%
Canada 16 2%
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