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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 29,000 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 Stooges and The Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:980 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:26,657
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,296 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:951 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:25,867
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,191 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:19,366
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,001 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:719 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:18,816
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  84/100 (913 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:700 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:17,222
Rank in 1970s34Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,353 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:633 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:15,766
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  83/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:661 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:15,455
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  84/100 (779 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:12,826
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  84/100 (708 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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9.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:664 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:11,855
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,362 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:11,732
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  81/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 5 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
Johnny Cash 4 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 352 44%
United Kingdom 237 30%
Germany 27 3%
Brazil 26 3%
Italy 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Jamaica 15 2%
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