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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:3,174 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:167,868
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,963 votes)
Comments: 443 comments
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2.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,191 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:96,601
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,919 votes)
Comments: 224 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:2,184 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:88,438
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,526 votes)
Comments: 222 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,345 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:100,551
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,032 votes)
Comments: 228 comments
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5.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,296 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:39,149
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,729 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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6.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,221 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:41,712
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,945 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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7.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,350 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:48,103
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,601 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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8.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,155 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:90,650
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,398 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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9.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,117 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,083
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,298 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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10.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,631 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:56,423
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,948 votes)
Comments: 155 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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