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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 30,000 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, The Stooges, Grateful Dead and The Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,014 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:27,551
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,336 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:994 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:26,444
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,227 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:838 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:20,238
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,032 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:738 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:19,283
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  84/100 (944 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:726 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:17,421
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,402 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:663 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:16,314
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (791 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:689 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:15,997
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (804 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:568 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:13,206
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  84/100 (731 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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9.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:12,412
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  84/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:12,392
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,410 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 368 45%
United Kingdom 236 29%
Germany 30 4%
Brazil 27 3%
Italy 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Jamaica 15 2%
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