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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, Simon And Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, 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:347 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:9,055
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  81/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:8,374
Rank in 1970s54Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  83/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:7,668
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  80/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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14.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:7,450
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  83/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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15.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:7,396
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  82/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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16.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:7,187
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:5,585
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  82/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:4,577
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  80/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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19.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:3,907
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  79/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Live At LeedsUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1970Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:3,869
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  83/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 22 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 246 45%
United Kingdom 171 31%
Germany 21 4%
Brazil 16 3%
Italy 14 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Canada 11 2%
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