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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 27,000 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:923 charts
Rank in 1970:1Rank Score:25,680
Rank in 1970s21Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,213 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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2.

After The Gold RushCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:898 charts
Rank in 1970:2Rank Score:24,962
Rank in 1970s23Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,127 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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3.

Bridge Over Troubled WaterUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1970Appears in:748 charts
Rank in 1970:3Rank Score:18,361
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (944 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono BandUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1970Appears in:694 charts
Rank in 1970:4Rank Score:18,126
Rank in 1970s31Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (868 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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5.

Led Zeppelin IIIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1970Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 1970:5Rank Score:17,025
Rank in 1970s33Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,295 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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6.

MoondanceUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:589 charts
Rank in 1970:6Rank Score:15,034
Rank in 1970s37Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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7.

All Things Must PassUnited Kingdom George Harrison
Year of Release:1970Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 1970:7Rank Score:14,379
Rank in 1970s38Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  84/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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8.

Fun HouseUnited States The Stooges
Year of Release:1970Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 1970:8Rank Score:12,217
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  84/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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9.

Let It BeUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1970Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 1970:9Rank Score:11,575
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,287 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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10.

Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsMixed Nationality Derek & The Dominos
Year of Release:1970Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1970:10Rank Score:11,412
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  81/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Artist Albums %


Elvis Presley 7 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Johnny Cash 4 1%
The Beatles 4 1%
The Incredible String Band 3 0%
The Move 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 340 44%
United Kingdom 236 30%
Germany 28 4%
Brazil 22 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 16 2%
Jamaica 16 2%
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