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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, 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:307 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:8,055
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:207
Average Rating: 81/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:7,368
Rank in 1970s57Overall Rank:227
Average Rating: 83/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:7,253
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:231
Average Rating: 80/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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14.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:6,608
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:250
Average Rating: 83/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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15.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:6,471
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:258
Average Rating: 83/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 32 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:6,250
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:266
Average Rating: 84/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:4,788
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:327
Average Rating: 82/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:4,283
Rank in 1970s102Overall Rank:369
Average Rating: 79/100 (260 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:3,713
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:429
Average Rating: 83/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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20.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:3,574
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:442
Average Rating: 79/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Melanie 2 0%
The Meters 2 0%
The Supremes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 200 45%
United Kingdom 141 31%
Germany 17 4%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 3%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Italy 11 2%
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