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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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11.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:9,209
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  81/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:8,720
Rank in 1970s53Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  83/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:7,821
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  80/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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14.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:7,582
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  83/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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15.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:7,571
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  83/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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16.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:7,273
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  84/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:5,773
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  82/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:4,478
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  80/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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19.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:4,111
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  80/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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20.

Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:3,954
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  83/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
James Brown 3 1%
Elton John 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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