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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 25,000 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:487 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:11,027
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  83/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:10,476
Rank in 1970s54Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  84/100 (622 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:9,631
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  81/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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14.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:8,737
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  84/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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15.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:8,565
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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16.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:8,160
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  82/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:6,734
Rank in 1970s89Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  83/100 (596 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:5,470
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  80/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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19.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:4,774
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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AbraxasUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1970Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:4,409
Rank in 1970s119Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  81/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
The Move 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 326 43%
United Kingdom 234 31%
Germany 27 4%
Brazil 24 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 16 2%
Jamaica 15 2%
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