Top-rated albums of all time

Listed below are the top-rated albums of all time as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings .)

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Year of Release:
1973
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88,338
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1997
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95,583
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1969
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77,125
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1975
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60,712
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Year of Release:
1966
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69,164
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Year of Release:
1967
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63,897
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1972
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60,226
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1971
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55,354
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2015
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40,396
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2007
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61,682
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

Best Artists of the 1990s
1. Radiohead
2. Nirvana
3. Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Smashing Pumpkins
5. My Bloody Valentine
6. Oasis
7. Weezer
8. Pearl Jam
9. R.E.M.
10. Richard David James
11. Björk
12. Pavement
13. Jeff Buckley
14. Blur
15. Sigur Rós
16. Nas
17. Portishead
18. Red Hot Chili Peppers
19. Elliott Smith
20. Massive Attack
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