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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:3,271 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:171,519
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,092 votes)
Comments: 455 comments
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2.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,279 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:99,976
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,010 votes)
Comments: 237 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:2,260 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:90,816
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,607 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,420 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:103,290
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,123 votes)
Comments: 237 comments
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5.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,348 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:40,303
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,792 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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6.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,274 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:43,869
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,003 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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7.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,141 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,157
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,337 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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8.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,368 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:48,362
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,649 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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9.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,210 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:92,237
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,472 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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10.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,464 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:48,590
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,722 votes)
Comments: 145 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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