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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 32,000 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, The Stooges and Miles Davis.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,053 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:28,019
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:78
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,376 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,039 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:27,371
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,274 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:876 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:20,696
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,071 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:19,450
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  83/100 (977 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:760 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:17,686
Rank in 1970s35Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,446 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:692 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:16,515
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  83/100 (823 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:716 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:16,452
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  84/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:13,258
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  84/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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9.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:13,142
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  84/100 (765 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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10.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:709 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:12,463
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,463 votes)
Comments: 78 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 Doors 3 0%
Matthews' Southern Comfort 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 381 44%
United Kingdom 245 29%
Germany 31 4%
Brazil 27 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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