Best Albums of 1970

Listed below are the best albums of 1970 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, George Harrison, John Lennon, Miles Davis, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Stooges.
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1970
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21,320
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14,119
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11,798
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11,308
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10,278
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10,222
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9,085
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1970 composition

Country Albums %


United States 439 44%
United Kingdom 269 27%
Brazil 37 4%
Germany 32 3%
Canada 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Italy 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 955 95%
Yes 46 5%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
19. London Calling by The Clash
20. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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