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Top-rated albums of 1972

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1972 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 Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,183 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:88,468
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,525 votes)
Comments: 222 comments
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2.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,115 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:32,989
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,297 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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3.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,421 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:53,065
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,779 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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4.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:735 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:19,865
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:122
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (963 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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5.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:926 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:23,386
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,246 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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6.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,175
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  84/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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7.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:888 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,036
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,113 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:9,938
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  83/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1972Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1972:70Rank Score:443
Rank in 1970s712Overall Rank:3,817
Average Rating:  83/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1972Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1972:41Rank Score:996
Rank in 1970s421Overall Rank:2,049
Average Rating:  82/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 6 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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