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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 35,000 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, Grateful Dead, The Stooges and Miles Davis.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,143 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:29,978
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,482 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,104 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:28,075
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,339 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:923 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:21,533
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,129 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:805 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:20,570
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,039 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:826 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:18,579
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,514 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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6.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:783 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:17,759
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  84/100 (894 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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7.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:721 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:16,918
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  83/100 (867 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:643 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:13,979
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  84/100 (787 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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9.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:643 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:13,719
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  84/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:13,006
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  81/100 (719 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%
The Move 3 0%
Matthews' Southern Comfort 3 0%
Grant Green 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 399 44%
United Kingdom 252 28%
Germany 33 4%
Brazil 28 3%
Canada 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Italy 18 2%
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