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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 36,000 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:1,194 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:30,888
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,545 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,135 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:28,235
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,384 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:950 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:21,655
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,168 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:831 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:20,504
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,076 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:861 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:18,968
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,560 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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6.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:820 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:17,995
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  84/100 (932 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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7.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:746 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:17,207
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  83/100 (889 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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8.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:14,232
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  84/100 (847 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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9.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:657 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:14,093
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  84/100 (809 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:13,343
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  81/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 47 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%
Grant Green 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 406 44%
United Kingdom 254 28%
Germany 31 3%
Brazil 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Italy 20 2%
Canada 19 2%
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