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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 33,000 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, Miles Davis and The Stooges.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,108 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:29,169
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,457 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,076 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:27,852
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,320 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:21,288
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,112 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:787 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:20,192
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,017 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:18,151
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,494 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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6.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:750 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:17,200
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (877 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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7.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:16,711
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  83/100 (855 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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8.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:626 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:13,676
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  84/100 (799 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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9.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:13,617
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  84/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:539 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:12,956
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  81/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 6 1%
The Beatles 4 0%
Johnny Cash 4 0%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 395 45%
United Kingdom 248 28%
Germany 32 4%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 19 2%
Italy 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
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