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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, 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:342 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:8,760
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  81/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:8,170
Rank in 1970s54Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  83/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:7,656
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  80/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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14.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:7,099
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  82/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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15.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:6,906
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  83/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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16.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:6,901
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  83/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:5,406
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  82/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:4,480
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  79/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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19.

Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:3,871
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  83/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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20.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:3,826
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:448
Average Rating:  79/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 8 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%
Canned Heat 3 1%
King Crimson 2 0%
John & Beverley Martyn 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 223 43%
United Kingdom 165 32%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 17 3%
Italy 13 3%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Canada 11 2%
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