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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:3,204 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:168,674
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,027 votes)
Comments: 451 comments
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2.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,218 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:97,371
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,967 votes)
Comments: 233 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:2,213 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:89,564
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,562 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,364 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:101,368
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,072 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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5.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,312 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:39,600
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,760 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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6.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,243 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:42,339
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,975 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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7.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,352 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:48,028
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,622 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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8.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,128 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,048
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,322 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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9.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,173 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:91,323
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,430 votes)
Comments: 207 comments
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10.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,427 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:47,621
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,683 votes)
Comments: 142 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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