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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 Miles Davis.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,006 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:27,344
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,320 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:980 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:26,136
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,216 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:831 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:19,758
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,022 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:731 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:18,906
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  84/100 (936 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:723 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:17,425
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,382 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:649 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:15,988
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  83/100 (787 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:676 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:15,594
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:152
Average Rating:  84/100 (790 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:13,237
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  84/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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9.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:12,323
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  84/100 (728 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:690 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:12,173
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,390 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 363 45%
United Kingdom 235 29%
Germany 31 4%
Brazil 27 3%
Italy 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Jamaica 15 2%
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