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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:1,182 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:29,021
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:83
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,438 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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2.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,255 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:32,281
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,621 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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3.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:639 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:11,614
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:245
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:713 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:15,235
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  84/100 (910 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:844 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:18,216
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  84/100 (975 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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6.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon & Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:984 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:22,059
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,221 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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7.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:893 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:19,175
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,621 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:14,924
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  84/100 (856 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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9.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:868 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:21,081
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,142 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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10.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:776 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:17,533
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  83/100 (924 votes)
Comments: 61 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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