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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 37,000 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, George Harrison, Van Morrison, Miles Davis, The Stooges and Grateful Dead.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,208 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:31,362
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,580 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,162 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:28,737
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,412 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:970 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:22,086
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,195 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:845 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:20,594
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,102 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:872 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:19,037
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,587 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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6.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:827 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:18,102
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  84/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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7.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:17,313
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  83/100 (907 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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8.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:14,605
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  84/100 (880 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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9.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:671 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:14,340
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  84/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:579 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:13,485
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  81/100 (756 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 6 1%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
The Beatles 4 0%
The Doors 3 0%
Jackson 5 3 0%
James Brown 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 413 44%
United Kingdom 256 28%
Germany 30 3%
Brazil 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Italy 20 2%
Canada 19 2%
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