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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 24,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Simon And Garfunkel, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, George Harrison, Grateful Dead, The Beatles and The Stooges.
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11.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:471 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:10,821
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  82/100 (697 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:10,269
Rank in 1970s53Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  84/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:9,197
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  80/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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14.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:8,394
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  84/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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15.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:8,216
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  83/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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16.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:8,006
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  82/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:6,574
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  83/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:5,517
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  80/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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19.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:4,619
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  80/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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AbraxasUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1970Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:4,264
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  81/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
The Upsetters 3 0%
The Beatles 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 313 42%
United Kingdom 234 32%
Germany 27 4%
Brazil 23 3%
Italy 17 2%
Canada 16 2%
Jamaica 14 2%
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