Best Albums of 1970

Listed below are the best albums of 1970 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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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6,151
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4,088
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3,897
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3,821
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of 1970 composition

Country Albums %


United States 437 44%
United Kingdom 271 27%
Brazil 38 4%
Germany 33 3%
Canada 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Italy 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 956 96%
Yes 44 4%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
5. Disintegration by The Cure
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Closer by Joy Division
9. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
14. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Murmur by R.E.M.
19. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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