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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 28,000 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 The Beatles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:959 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:26,478
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,265 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:923 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:25,285
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,165 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:775 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:18,744
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (968 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:18,534
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  84/100 (897 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:17,277
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,325 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:610 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:15,585
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  83/100 (756 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:641 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:14,875
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  84/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:12,503
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  84/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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9.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:642 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:11,631
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,327 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:11,577
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  81/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 5 1%
Johnny Cash 4 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
Matthews' Southern Comfort 3 0%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Grant Green 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 349 44%
United Kingdom 236 30%
Germany 28 4%
Brazil 26 3%
Italy 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Jamaica 15 2%
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