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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, The Velvet Underground and Grateful Dead.
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11.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:8,453
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  82/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:7,494
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  83/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:7,324
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  80/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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14.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:6,930
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  83/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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15.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:6,691
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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16.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:6,568
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  84/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:5,191
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  82/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:4,298
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  79/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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19.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:3,741
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  79/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:3,714
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  83/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Syd Barrett 2 0%
Bee Gees 2 0%
Cliff Richard 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 210 44%
United Kingdom 150 32%
Germany 18 4%
Brazil 15 3%
Italy 12 3%
Canada 12 3%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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