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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:2,342 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:94,141
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,684 votes)
Comments: 235 comments
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2.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,173 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:34,353
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,390 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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3.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,507 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,476
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,877 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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4.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:815 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:21,640
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:116
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,049 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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5.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,007 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:24,066
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,329 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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6.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,506
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  84/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:955 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,651
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,177 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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8.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:10,423
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  83/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 32 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:43 charts
Rank in 1972:59Rank Score:556
Rank in 1970s628Overall Rank:3,329
Average Rating:  83/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Acabou ChorareBrazil Novos Baianos
Year of Release:1972Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1972:20Rank Score:3,061
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  82/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 8 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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