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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
11.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:502 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:11,556
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  84/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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12.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:525 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:11,422
Rank in 1970s53Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  82/100 (800 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:10,003
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  81/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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14.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:9,698
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  84/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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15.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:452 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:9,148
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  84/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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16.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:8,634
Rank in 1970s71Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  83/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:7,585
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  83/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:6,026
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  80/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:4,930
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  80/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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20.

Morrison HotelUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1970Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:4,586
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  79/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 19 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%
The Move 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 350 44%
United Kingdom 236 30%
Germany 28 4%
Brazil 26 3%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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