AOTY 2018

1970 Album Releases

1970
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May 8
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles
Let It Be
80
critic score
(6)
83
user score
(332)
Sep 18
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Black Sabbath
Paranoid
95
critic score
(5)
89
user score
(285)
Oct 5
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III
91
critic score
(5)
86
user score
(267)
Sep 1
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
The Velvet Underground
Loaded
100
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(233)
Apr 1
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Miles Davis
Bitches Brew
100
critic score
(3)
91
user score
(216)
Sep 19
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
Neil Young
After the Gold Rush
92
critic score
(5)
90
user score
(194)
Nov 4
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie
The Man Who Sold the World
81
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(191)
Oct 2
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd
Atom Heart Mother
47
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(169)
Jul 7
The Stooges - Funhouse
The Stooges
Funhouse
99
critic score
(6)
90
user score
(156)
Feb 13
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
90
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(142)
Jan 26
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
95
critic score
(7)
89
user score
(133)
Dec 11
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
John Lennon
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
83
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(121)
Nov 1
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
Nick Drake
Bryter Layter
92
critic score
(3)
89
user score
(112)
Nov 27
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
George Harrison
All Things Must Pass
93
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(104)
Feb 9
The Doors - Morrison Hotel
The Doors
Morrison Hotel
83
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(94)
Jul 17
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory
96
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(71)
Feb 28
Van Morrison - Moondance
Van Morrison
Moondance
95
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(66)
Nov 1
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Grateful Dead
American Beauty
100
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(58)
Dec
Nico - Desertshore
Nico
Desertshore
90
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(55)
May 15
King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon
King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon
85
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(54)
Aug 31
The Beach Boys - Sunflower
The Beach Boys
Sunflower
93
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(50)
Sep 1
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
Curtis Mayfield
Curtis
95
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(46)
Nov 1
Tim Buckley - Starsailor
Tim Buckley
Starsailor
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(45)
Apr 17
Paul McCartney - McCartney
Paul McCartney
McCartney
75
critic score
(5)
73
user score
(39)
Mar 11
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Déjà Vu
100
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(38)
Nov 1
Derek and The Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Derek and The Dominos
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
100
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(37)
Sep 1
Santana - Abraxas
Santana
Abraxas
100
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(36)
Dec 1
Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day
Vashti Bunyan
Just Another Diamond Day
90
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(36)
Jan 3
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs
Syd Barrett
The Madcap Laughs
75
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(35)
Nov 23
Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman
100
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(35)
Dec 11
King Crimson - Lizard
King Crimson
Lizard
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(35)
Jun 3
Deep Purple - In Rock
Deep Purple
In Rock
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(33)
Oct 19
Bob Dylan - New Morning
Bob Dylan
New Morning
76
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(33)
Mar 1
Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon
Joni Mitchell
Ladies of the Canyon
84
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(32)
Nov 27
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
The Kinks
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
95
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(32)
Jan 1
Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms
Linda Perhacs
Parallelograms
87
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(31)
Jun 8
Bob Dylan - Self Portrait
Bob Dylan
Self Portrait
42
critic score
(2)
54
user score
(31)
Mar 25
Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
Jimi Hendrix
Band of Gypsys
87
critic score
(3)
87
user score
(30)
May 16
The Who - Live at Leeds
The Who
Live at Leeds
100
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(29)
1970
Exuma - Exuma
Exuma
Exuma
80
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(27)
Mar 1
Rodriguez - Cold Fact
Rodriguez
Cold Fact
80
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(27)
Jun 6
Soft Machine - Third
Soft Machine
Third
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(27)
Mar 2
Os Mutantes - A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado
Os Mutantes
A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado
80
critic score
(1)
88
user score
(26)
Jan 1
Amon Düül II - Yeti
Amon Düül II
Yeti
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(24)
Jun 14
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead
100
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(24)
Feb 1
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
James Taylor
Sweet Baby James
100
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(23)
Sep 21
Can - Soundtracks
Can
Soundtracks
68
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(23)
Oct 30
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
Elton John
Tumbleweed Connection
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(21)
Oct 23
Genesis - Trespass
Genesis
Trespass
40
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(19)
Nov 1
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk
60
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(19)
Apr 10
Elton John - Elton John
Elton John
Elton John
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(18)
Jul 24
Yes - Time and a Word
Yes
Time and a Word
40
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(18)
1970
Jorge Ben - Força Bruta
Jorge Ben
Força Bruta
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(17)
Feb 24
Funkadelic - Funkadelic
Funkadelic
Funkadelic
83
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(16)
May 1
Tim Buckley - Lorca
Tim Buckley
Lorca
60
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(16)
Aug 10
The Mothers of Invention - Weasels Ripped My Flesh
The Mothers of Invention
Weasels Ripped My Flesh
85
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(16)
Dec 1
Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Captain Beefheart
Lick My Decals Off, Baby
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(16)
Jan 15
MC5 - Back in the USA
MC5
Back in the USA
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(14)
Dec 15
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Pendulum
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pendulum
85
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(14)
Nov 14
Syd Barrett - Barrett
Syd Barrett
Barrett
65
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(13)
Mar 25
John Cale - Vintage Violence
John Cale
Vintage Violence
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(11)
Oct 1
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(11)
Nov 15
Van Morrison - His Band and the Street Choir
Van Morrison
His Band and the Street Choir
89
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(11)
Nov 27
Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant
80
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(11)
1970
Alice Coltrane - Ptah, The El Daoud
Alice Coltrane
Ptah, The El Daoud
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(10)
1970
Exuma - Exuma II
Exuma
Exuma II
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(10)
Feb 9
The Mothers of Invention - Burnt Weeny Sandwich
The Mothers of Invention
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(10)
Aug 19
Carpenters - Close to You
Carpenters
Close to You
65
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(10)
Dec 11
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band - Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
91
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(10)
Jul 1
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die
Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(9)
Jul 1
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow
Funkadelic
Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow
89
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(9)
Aug 24
Aretha Franklin - Spirit in the Dark
Aretha Franklin
Spirit in the Dark
83
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(9)
Sep 23
The Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South
The Allman Brothers Band
Idlewild South
100
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(8)
Dec 18
T. Rex - T. Rex
T. Rex
T. Rex
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(8)
Mar 6
Charles Manson - Lie: The Love and Terror Cult
Charles Manson
Lie: The Love and Terror Cult
80
critic score
(1)
57
user score
(7)
Apr 1
Randy Newman - 12 Songs
Randy Newman
12 Songs
100
critic score
(2)
87
user score
(7)
Jun 19
Diana Ross - Diana Ross
Diana Ross
Diana Ross
90
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(7)
Aug 7
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed & Delivered
60
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(7)
Oct 23
Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge
Frank Zappa
Chunga's Revenge
70
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(7)
Nov 1
Minnie Riperton - Come to My Garden
Minnie Riperton
Come to My Garden
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(7)
Dec 4
Robert Wyatt - The End of an Ear
Robert Wyatt
The End of an Ear
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(7)
Apr 17
Rita Lee - Build Up
Rita Lee
Build Up
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(6)
Jul 7
Parliament - Osmium
Parliament
Osmium
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(6)
Aug 17
The Band - Stage Fright
The Band
Stage Fright
84
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(6)
1970
Lee Hazlewood - Cowboy in Sweden
Lee Hazlewood
Cowboy in Sweden
80
critic score
(2)
88
user score
(5)
Mar 13
T. Rex - A Beard Of Stars
T. Rex
A Beard Of Stars
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(5)
Apr 1
Bee Gees - Cucumber Castle
Bee Gees
Cucumber Castle
70
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(5)
May 1
Bruce Haack - The Electric Lucifer
Bruce Haack
The Electric Lucifer
89
critic score
(3)
67
user score
(5)
Jul 1
Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon
Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon
80
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(5)
Jul 6
Antônio Carlos Jobim - Stone Flower
Antônio Carlos Jobim
Stone Flower
90
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(5)
Jul 14
Supertramp - Supertramp
Supertramp
Supertramp
40
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(5)
Aug 1
James Brown - Sex Machine
James Brown
Sex Machine
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(5)
Aug 1
Pearls Before Swine - The Use of Ashes
Pearls Before Swine
The Use of Ashes
80
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(5)
Sep 18
Fleetwood Mac - Kiln House
Fleetwood Mac
Kiln House
75
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(5)
Nov 23
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills
90
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(5)
Dec 1
Scott Walker - 'Til the Band Comes In
Scott Walker
'Til the Band Comes In
56
critic score
(2)
54
user score
(5)
Dec 1
Van Der Graaf Generator - H to He Who Am the Only One
Van Der Graaf Generator
H to He Who Am the Only One
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(5)
1970
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Les stances à Sophie
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Les stances à Sophie
85
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(4)
1970
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Moog Indigo
Jean-Jacques Perrey
Moog Indigo
75
critic score
(2)
55
user score
(4)
Jan 26
Chicago - Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(4)
Feb 1
Les Rallizes Dénudés - Mizutani
Les Rallizes Dénudés
Mizutani
74
user score
(4)
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