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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96,917
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1997
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105,569
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Year of Release:
1969
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83,561
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Year of Release:
1966
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76,963
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Year of Release:
1975
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Rank Score:
64,112
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Year of Release:
1967
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71,820
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Year of Release:
1972
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63,836
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Year of Release:
1971
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59,208
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Year of Release:
2015
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40,367
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Year of Release:
2007
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65,933
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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).

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8. The Cure
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10. Rush
11. The Feelies
12. Pretenders
13. The Clash
14. U2
15. Elvis Costello
16. Elvis Costello And The Attractions
17. Black Sabbath
18. Motörhead
19. The Jam
20. Iron Maiden
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