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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:648 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:20,086
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (769 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:19,544
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:14,211
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  84/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:14,066
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  83/100 (876 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:14,047
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  83/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:12,032
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  83/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:11,079
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  84/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:10,403
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  84/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,565
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  82/100 (527 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:9,182
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  80/100 (866 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Creedence Clearwater Revival 2 0%
Melanie 2 0%
Aretha Franklin 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 211 43%
United Kingdom 158 33%
Germany 19 4%
Brazil 16 3%
Italy 12 2%
Canada 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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