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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 19,000 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, The Stooges, Grateful Dead and The Velvet Underground.
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11.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:8,950
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  81/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:8,229
Rank in 1970s54Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  83/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:7,668
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  80/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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14.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:7,234
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  82/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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15.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:7,124
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  83/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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16.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:7,057
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  83/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:5,467
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  82/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:4,593
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  79/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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19.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:3,945
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:440
Average Rating:  79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:3,880
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  83/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
John McLaughlin 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 237 44%
United Kingdom 168 32%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 16 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Canada 11 2%
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