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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:330 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:8,668
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  81/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:7,607
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  83/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:7,398
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  80/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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14.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:7,151
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  83/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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15.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:6,956
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  83/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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16.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:6,881
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  84/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:5,306
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  82/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:4,414
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:386
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:160 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:3,805
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:440
Average Rating:  83/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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20.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:3,767
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  79/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Canned Heat 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Doors 3 1%
Aretha Franklin 2 0%
Grateful Dead 2 0%
Atomic Rooster 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 214 43%
United Kingdom 160 32%
Germany 20 4%
Brazil 16 3%
Italy 12 2%
Canada 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 10 2%
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