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, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Stooges.
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1970
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21,920
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19,328
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14,044
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13,187
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12,097
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11,599
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10,800
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10,363
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9,055
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 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 24 2%
Italy 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 959 96%
Yes 42 4%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 5 0%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Bob Dylan
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Pixies
16. Kanye West
17. Miles Davis
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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