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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:3,388 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:175,742
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,261 votes)
Comments: 472 comments
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2.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,366 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:103,813
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,156 votes)
Comments: 252 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:2,376 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:95,464
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,728 votes)
Comments: 239 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,505 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:105,695
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,248 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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5.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,334 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:45,385
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,113 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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6.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,411 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:41,623
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,885 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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7.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,434 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:50,069
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,720 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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8.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,293 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:95,031
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,568 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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9.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,532 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:50,308
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,815 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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10.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,187 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:34,848
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,419 votes)
Comments: 118 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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