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Top-rated albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the top-rated albums of the 1970s 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.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,348 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:174,309
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,196 votes)
Comments: 464 comments
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2.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,333 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:102,320
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,098 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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3.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,343 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:94,151
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,684 votes)
Comments: 235 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,477 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:104,825
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,187 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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5.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,392 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:41,141
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,849 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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6.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,319 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:45,077
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,073 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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7.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,174 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:34,364
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,390 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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8.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,411 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:49,256
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,693 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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9.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,262 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,324
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,530 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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10.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,524 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:49,848
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,779 votes)
Comments: 149 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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