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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 16,000 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, Grateful Dead and The Beatles.
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11.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:7,975
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:207
Average Rating: 82/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:7,246
Rank in 1970s57Overall Rank:228
Average Rating: 83/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:7,175
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:231
Average Rating: 80/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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14.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:6,542
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:251
Average Rating: 83/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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15.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:6,390
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:257
Average Rating: 83/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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16.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:6,146
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:264
Average Rating: 84/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:4,776
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:323
Average Rating: 82/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:4,270
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:367
Average Rating: 79/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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19.

Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:3,728
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:422
Average Rating: 83/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:3,554
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:437
Average Rating: 79/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 6 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%
Aretha Franklin 2 0%
Badfinger 2 0%
Ten Years After 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 200 45%
United Kingdom 141 32%
Germany 17 4%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 3%
Italy 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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