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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
11.

LoadedUnited States The Velvet Underground
Year of Release:1970Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 1970:11Rank Score:11,233
Rank in 1970s53Overall Rank:205
Average Rating:  82/100 (778 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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12.

Bitches BrewUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1970Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1970:12Rank Score:10,935
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  84/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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13.

American BeautyUnited States Grateful Dead
Year of Release:1970Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1970:13Rank Score:9,705
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  81/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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14.

Cosmo's FactoryUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1970Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1970:14Rank Score:9,344
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  84/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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15.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1970Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1970:15Rank Score:8,763
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  84/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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16.

Déjà VuMixed Nationality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Year of Release:1970Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1970:16Rank Score:8,546
Rank in 1970s71Overall Rank:267
Average Rating:  83/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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17.

Black SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1970Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1970:17Rank Score:7,317
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  83/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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18.

Tea For The TillermanUnited Kingdom Cat Stevens
Year of Release:1970Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1970:18Rank Score:5,752
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  80/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

Deep Purple In RockUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1970Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1970:19Rank Score:4,992
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  80/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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20.

Morrison HotelUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1970Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1970:20Rank Score:4,516
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  79/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 19 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 Move 3 0%
The Upsetters 3 0%
The Doors 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 340 43%
United Kingdom 237 30%
Germany 28 4%
Brazil 25 3%
Italy 18 2%
Jamaica 16 2%
Canada 16 2%
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