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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 25,000 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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1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:858 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:24,500
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:78
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,071 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:24,466
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,154 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:702 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:17,911
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  84/100 (894 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:654 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:17,454
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  84/100 (818 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:631 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:16,622
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,229 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:14,510
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (694 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:13,687
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  84/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:11,456
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  84/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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9.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:583 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:11,361
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,220 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:11,158
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  81/100 (581 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 326 43%
United Kingdom 234 31%
Germany 27 4%
Brazil 24 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 16 2%
Jamaica 15 2%
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