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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 20,000 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, Grateful Dead, The Stooges and The Velvet Underground.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:714 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:21,716
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (874 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:728 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:20,834
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (940 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:15,530
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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4.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:15,269
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:526 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:15,064
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (977 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:12,673
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:142
Average Rating:  83/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:11,729
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:157
Average Rating:  84/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:10,112
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  84/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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9.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:9,841
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  82/100 (598 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:9,734
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  81/100 (988 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Grateful Dead 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 251 44%
United Kingdom 183 32%
Germany 22 4%
Brazil 19 3%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
Canada 12 2%
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