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Top-rated albums of 1970

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1970 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,065 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:27,639
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,309 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,098 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:29,007
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,441 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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3.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:10,947
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  84/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:739 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:17,145
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (871 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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5.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:618 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:13,481
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  84/100 (790 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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6.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:13,487
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  84/100 (766 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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7.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:894 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:21,184
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,108 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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8.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:796 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:18,071
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,487 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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9.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:775 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:20,084
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,009 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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10.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:704 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:16,703
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:152
Average Rating:  83/100 (849 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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