Best Albums of 1970

Listed below are the best albums of 1970 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, George Harrison, Simon & Garfunkel, John Lennon, Miles Davis, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Stooges.
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1970
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21,332
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11,239
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10,183
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10,007
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9,340
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Best Albums of 1970 composition

Country Albums %


United States 440 44%
United Kingdom 271 27%
Brazil 37 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 25 2%
Italy 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 957 95%
Yes 47 5%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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