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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, The Stooges and Miles Davis.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ParanoidUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,093 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:29,014
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,426 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:1,062 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:27,656
Rank in 1970s22Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,300 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:891 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:21,094
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,098 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:773 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:20,124
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,002 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:791 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:17,959
Rank in 1970s36Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,483 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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6.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:737 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:17,118
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (863 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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7.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:702 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:16,689
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  83/100 (843 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:607 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:13,366
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  84/100 (764 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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9.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:13,331
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  84/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:529 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:12,657
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  81/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 45 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%
Jackson 5 3 0%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 392 44%
United Kingdom 250 28%
Germany 31 4%
Brazil 26 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 18 2%
France 17 2%
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