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Top-rated albums of the 1940s

Listed below are the top-rated albums of the 1940s 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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1.

Dust Bowl BalladsUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1940Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1940:1Rank Score:705
Rank in 1940s1Overall Rank:2,686
Average Rating:  78/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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2.

Merry ChristmasUnited States Bing Crosby
Year of Release:1945Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1945:1Rank Score:145
Rank in 1940s6Overall Rank:9,161
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

FantasiaUnited States Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra
Year of Release:1942Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1942:1Rank Score:276
Rank in 1940s2Overall Rank:5,579
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.

Birth Of The Bebop: Bird On TenorUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1943Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1943:1Rank Score:275
Rank in 1940s3Overall Rank:5,599
Average Rating:  73/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Souvenir AlbumUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1947Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1947:1Rank Score:152
Rank in 1940s5Overall Rank:8,846
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Chansons Des Cafés De ParisFrance Edith Piaf
Year of Release:1948Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1948:1Rank Score:213
Rank in 1940s4Overall Rank:6,844
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Folk Songs Of The HillsUnited States Merle Travis
Year of Release:1947Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1947:3Rank Score:2
Rank in 1940s17Overall Rank:70,518
Average Rating:  73/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

The Voice Of Frank SinatraUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1946Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1946:None
Rank in 1940sNone
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

American Folk SongsUnited States Jo Stafford
Year of Release:1948Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1948:None
Rank in 1940sNone
Average Rating:  71/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14: Crosscurrents
Compilation
United States Lennie Tristano & Buddy Defranco
Year of Release:1949Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1949:1Rank Score:128
Rank in 1940s7Overall Rank:10,098
Average Rating:  70/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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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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