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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 17,000 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 Velvet Underground.
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1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:623 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:19,406
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:630 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:18,826
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:78
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (812 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:14,086
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  84/100 (556 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:475 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:13,805
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (848 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:498 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:13,765
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  83/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:11,795
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  83/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:10,958
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  84/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:10,087
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  84/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,192
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  82/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:9,132
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  80/100 (831 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%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 206 44%
United Kingdom 149 32%
Germany 17 4%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 3%
Italy 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
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