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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 18,000 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:333 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:8,782
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  81/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:7,750
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  83/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:7,364
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  80/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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14.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:7,123
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  83/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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15.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:6,963
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  83/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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16.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:6,831
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  84/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:5,317
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  82/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:4,440
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  79/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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19.

Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:3,855
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:440
Average Rating:  83/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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20.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:3,770
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  79/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Badfinger 2 0%
Trees 2 0%
The Mothers of Invention 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 217 43%
United Kingdom 163 32%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 17 3%
Italy 13 3%
Canada 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
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